E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "resilience"

Posts on the topic "resilience"

  • FAO develops a mobile phone app to monitor Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Africa

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new mobile phone application FAMEWS (Fall Armyworm Monitoring & Early Warning System) mobile app in English and French). The FAMEWS will help farmers and extension officers to collect and record information when scouting fields and checking pheromone traps for Fall Armyworm (FAW). The easy to use and intuitive app is meant to be used by countries affected by the FAW in Africa. Collected data can, once an internet connection is established, be transmitted to a centralized cloud by national FAW focal points before...
  • e-Agriculture Learning Activity Drones Webinar: The use of drones in humanitarian action

    WHEN: Friday 27 October 2017, 2PM UTC - 4PM CEST (Central European Summer Time) To enter the room use the following Adobe Connect link: http://fao.adobeconnect.com/e-agdrones5/ In the framework of the e-Agriculture learning activity on drones , which runs on the e-Agriculture platform from 16 to 27 October 2017, e-Agriculture is organizing a series interactive webinars with different speakers addressing different aspects on the use of drones in agriculture and rural development. About this webinar UAVs are increasingly recognised by humanitarian organizations for their potential effectiveness...
  • ICT4Ag webinar: The new technologies that will achieve food security

    The ICT4Ag: The new technologies that will achieve food security, is part of an ongoing series around ICT4D, that is exploring new ICT innovations. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). The participants will discuss the challenges of acceptance and distribution of those technologies in agricultural programs. The expert panel will discuss which ICT technologies are more useful to each participan't project. The factors taken in consideration are: research and big data, push vs pull technologies and user-friendly designs and sustainability...
  • ICT4Ag webinar: The new technologies that will achieve food security

    ICT4Ag: The New Technologies That Will Achieve Food Security Date Tue, October 17, 2017 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM PDT Description This webinar, ICT4Ag: The New Technologies That Will Achieve Food Security, is part of an ongoing series around ICT4D, that is exploring new ICT innovations. The participants...
  • Satellite Monitoring: An Innovative Solution for Water Management

    In Kenya, in the region of Turkana County, a severe drought is threatening people's livelihoods and livestock. Agricultural production is close to none as the rainy season going from March to June remained a vain hope. The nearest borehole is sometimes walking days away and not all of the population is fit enough to make it, so many were forced to relocate. However, Turkana County happens to have a large source of ground water. The problem is that if a well breaks, the reparation time is too long. Repairs used to come after a notification through mobile phone, but the majority of villagers...
  • Esoko, the M-Agri pioneer, will split up in two different companies for better management

    Esoko, the platform that sends market prices and agricultural tips to farmers will soon retire its brand. After having begun with professional tips sent to farmers through SMS, the Esoko team started to explore innovations on mobile finance for smallholder farmers. In November 2016, Esoko developed a mobile commerce platform that allows farmers to save and borrow toward the purchase of inputs and to sell their crops. Two very different products were now developed, and the team started to face the first challenges. "Our limited management resources were being stretched thin and neither...
  • mFish mobile app designed to help small-scale fishermen

    mFish is a set of mobile applications for fishing and aquaculture that educates fishers and connects them to market prices. The app is innovative in the way that it gathers information directly from the fishermen. Many small scale fishers lack the access to vital data such weather data, fish prices at port, fish handling and safety best practices. mFish aims to aggregate and distribute useful content to fishers around the world helping them to be more sustainable in their methods and as a small enterprise. mFish is available on Google Play, Facebook’s Free Basics, and even as a browser based...
  • SatSure uses big data analytics and satellite imagery to help farmers in the agricultural insurance sector

    SatSure is a data analytics company which integrates satellite, weather, and IoT analytics with the agriculture sector in order to help farmer's financial security and crop insurance. India is facing severe consequences due to climate change, such as droughts and floods. In the agricultural sector many insurance companies fail to provide the farmers with fair and timely compensation for losses incurred. There is also a lack of transparency in fixing the fair price for the produce. According to 33-year-old Abhishek Raju, founder of SatSure, technology must be used to mitigate both farm and...
  • GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management course

    GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management Course Date 28th August – 01st September 2017 Location Indepth Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Description For optimum utilization of available agricultural land resources on a sustainable basis, timely and reliable information...