E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "market access"

Posts on the topic "market access"

  • CONNECTING YOUTH-LED DIGITAL INNOVATIONS TO FAO PROGRAMMES IN AFRICA

    Session Name: Connecting youth-led digital innovations to FAO and Partners’ Programmes in Africa Date: Monday, 07 September 2020 Time: 11:00 – 13:00 pm Venue: Virtual AGRF Channel Moderated by : Dickson Mbando Naftali, Head of Generation Africa Context: FAO and its patners seek to create a “Digital...
  • Report on E- Consultation on ‘Youth Employment in Africa as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa’ published in French and Spanish

    The summary report on the online discussion, 'Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa' is now available in English | French | Spanish The online e-consultation on Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa was held on the 16th of July to the 10th of August 2018 on the FAO FSN Forum. The e-consultation took four weeks and saw participants from 33 countries who shared 90 contributions. This e-consultation was organized to gather views of youths (especially those who could not attend) the 20-21...
  • 粮农组织赞扬以知识共享促数字农业发展的首次贡献

    粮农组织电子农业平台旨在促进沟通与创新,现已发布中国《数字农业农村发展规划(2019—2025年)》 在近期召开的全球粮食和农业论坛(GFFA)上,71个国家的农业部长赞赏了建立国际粮食和农业数字化理事会的 相关工作进展 。2020年2月7日,粮农组织在其电子农业平台上发布了中国《数字农业农村发展规划(2019-2025年)》,便于各界参阅分享。 中国《数字农业农村发展规划(2019-2025年)》已上线粮农组织 电子农业网站 。现有 英文 和 中文 两种版本。 粮农组织总干事屈冬玉表示:"数字化已成为农村转型的重要驱动力,为农民创造了新的机遇。感谢中国愿意在粮农组织的平台发布其国家规划,与世界分享经验和良好实践。希望其他国家也能加入进来,推动全球对话,促进数字农业发展。 "国际粮食及农业数字化理事会旨在提供粮食和农业领域数字化的战略性政策建议,分享最佳做法,交流各国观点和经验以促进国际合作,该理事会正在筹备中。 应2019年全球粮农组织会议上各国农业部长的要求,粮农组织和伙伴国际组织编写了设立理事会的 概念说明 ,之后该文件将交于粮农组织理事机构审批。数字化理事会将推动各方就规范达成共识,并最终降低成本、提高效率、缩小世界数字鸿沟。 宽带 进 村 粮农组织的电子农业平台发布中国国家规划仅是知识共享进程的第一步。该规划为技术和大数据的使用提供了指导方针和实施要点。例如,...
  • African Drone Business Challenge

    The African Drone Forum’s Business Challenge is the first Pan-African business plan competition designed exclusively for African entrepreneurs that have identified new and innovative business models enabled through drone technology and data. The commercial use cases for drone applications can impact a broad array of sectors. At present, there are emerging applications in Africa related to healthcare delivery, land digitization, agriculture or livestock monitoring, disease surveillance, urbanization tracking, and flood impact assessment. The objective of the African Drone Business Challenge is...
  • How digital technologies can help Africa’s smallholder farmers

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Emily Duncan and Evan Fraser Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre for...
    Posted by Emily Duncan on
    0 comments
  • Egypt turns to FAO for digital transformation in agriculture

    The following news was published by Watani International and is shared for information purposes. CAIRO, 22 July 2019. The Food and Agriculture organization of the UN has launched in Egypt a digital model of agricultural extension to enhance agricultural productivity. The move comes within the programme signed between FAO and the Egyptian Government to boost information exchange and technology transfer in agriculture for the period 2018 – 2022. Ezz El-Din Abu-Steit, Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, stressed that digital technology had the potential of facing threats of...
  • ‘WorldBank Group to support Africa’s digital transformation’

    In an opinion piece on CNN Business , the WorldBank Group CEO and interim presidents noted that automation and artificial intelligence (and other disruptive technologies) could revolutionize the industrialized world, and with great potential to the developing world. O n her tweeter account , Ms Kristalina Georgieva noted in order to support Africa’s digital transformation, the WorldBank Group will invest $25 billion between now and 2030 and is aiming to mobilize $25 billion more from the private sector. How can African countries leapfrog themselves for this challenge? In the above mentioned...
  • Winner of RFI’s Challenge App Africa announced

    Serge Auguste Zaonogo from Burkina Faso won the Radio France Internationale (RFI) Challenge App Africa for his invention ‘Saagga’ - an electronic mapping system that optimizes irrigation in the agricultural sector, permitting management while on-the-move. In a recent article , FAO noted that in addition to the prize, Serge Auguste Zaonogo will be offered an Internship with FAO in one of its innovation units. The RFI Challenge App Africa aims to support and promote the integration of new, innovative technologies in the field of sustainable development in Francophone Africa. Read this news here...