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Posts on the topic "Applied ICTs"

Posts on the topic "Applied ICTs"

  • U.S. Data-Driven Farming Prize Awards $300,000 for Innovative Agricultural Solutions in Nepal

    Four international companies were awarded with the Global Data-Driven Farming Prize by the US government’s Feed the Future Initiative on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, for their innovative solutions in using information and communications technology to improve agricultural productivity. The solutions will be tested in Nepal, as the competition aims to give the opportunity to find innovations from around the world and link them to less developed economies, where these solutions have not yet arrived. The four winners were two Nepali firms and a German and a Candian company. Db2Map and PEAT won...
  • e-Agriculture Survey on the Principles for Digital Development

    The-Agriculture would like to know from you what you know about the Principles for Digital Development and how they are applied when using ICTs for agriculture and rural development. Would you be interested to learn more about the principles, examples of their application and the difficulties in applying them and how to overcome them, and where to find resources? Let us know by filling in this short survey and we will use your replies to organize an activity on the topic on our platform! Looking forward to hear from you what you already know about the principles and what you would like to...
  • How can ICT support farmers and the institutions that serve them?

    The question, " How can ICT support farmers and the institutions that serve them ?" will be debated on FHI360 Facebook Live on the 16th of August 2017 at 10:00 AM ET or 3:00 PM GMT. The debate will be hosted by the World Bank's Jeehye Kim and FHI 360's Berhane Gebru. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) presents an opportunity for farmers to boost productivity and food security and also to improve farmers' livelihoods. Join the debate on Facebook
  • Effective data communication using data visualisations Part 1 - Infographics

    Data visualisation has been around at least since the 18th century and recently the increase of a number of easy-to-use tools have made the creation of different types of data visualisations, including infographics, available to a large segment of the population. Visualizations can help reveal...
  • Focus on technology and agriculture : EU Farming Getting Smarter

    In the recent special report entitled ' EU Farming getting smarte r' the EURACTIV.com covers on technology and agriculture. The publication reports that European Union is exploring ways of helping its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) enter the digital era after 2020. However, there are numerous challenges that are identified such as the e-skills building, lack of broadband infrastructure and Big Data management. Below we present the abstracts of the titles covered in this report. Smart farming hinges on e-skills and rural internet access The digitisation of agriculture could help Europe...