E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "radio"

Posts on the topic "radio"

  • Invitation to the e-Agriculture Webinar on Talking Books for Audio-Based Agriculture Extension

    The e-Agriculture Team in conjuction with AMPLIO would like to invite interested persons to the e-Agriculture webinar on Talking Books for Audio-Based Agriculture Extension . Details of the webinar The webinar is scheduled on the Date : 5th of June 2018 Time : 16:00 hrs (Rome Time) Registration : Click here Abstract Knowledge empowers farmers to grow enough food to feed and provide for their families, but millions who live in remote areas and lack literacy do not have access to this knowledge. The Talking Book is an audio device designed to share knowledge on-demand with people who are cut...
  • Further, faster, together: The vital role of ICTs in mitigating and adapting to climate change

    What has ICTs to do with climate change? Malcolm Johnson the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General, answers this question in the published news items coinciding with the COP23 that was discussing The Paris Agreement . He positions ICTs as a solution to the current world climate challenges. These include the (i) reported increase in the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, (ii) extreme weather induced events happening with increasing frequency. These disasters are estimated to have cost the global economy $520 billion a year and have pushed more...
  • Analyzing Radio content : Uganda Radio Application

    The United Nations Global Pulse is an initiative that focus on Big Data. The Pulse Lab Kampala , in Uganda has developed a prototype application that makes it possible to analyse in real time public discussions on the radio. This tool is unique in that it applies speech technology in three Ugandan languages (Ugandan English,Luganda and Acholi) - through a collaboration with academics at Stellenbosch University in South Africa who taught computers these three languages. In Uganda, there are over 250 FM radio stations and most of them are community radio stations. These stations have a popular...
  • GFAR Webinar: “Farm Radio, Community Radio and Participatory Radio”

    GFAR Webinar: “Farm Radio, Community Radio and Participatory Radio” Date Tuesday June 13th 2017 – at 14:00 Rome time Description This GFAR webinar is focused on farm radio, community radio and participatory radio, a trio of interconnected topics, with a close link to agriculture and rural...
  • The Talking Book: a programmable audio computer that shares locally-relevant knowledge

    Literacy Bridge was founded in 2007 to improve livelihoods through comprehensive programs that provide access to locally relevant knowledge. Its ‘Talking Book’ is a simple and low-cost audio-based mobile device that allows people with minimal literacy skills in rural areas, without electricity or internet access, to get access and share knowledge on agriculture and health. Credits: Literacy Bridge The Talking Book can speak multiple languages and can play content on different topics based on the knowledge of local experts. It also allow recording onto it, so that users can create and document...
  • Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among fishermen in south India

    In India’s southern state of Kerala, because of overfishing and climate change, fish stocks are rapidly decreasing. In order to catch more fish, fishermen are forced to go out into the open sea with their small boats, risking life especially during the monsoon season. Radio Monsoon radio station provides a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safely. Radio Monsoon’s forecasts are disseminated through social media, loudspeakers placed in harbours and through a phone line supported by an internet server. The weather data is based on India’s Meteorological...
  • Building an ecosystem around data: using interactive radio for accountability to farmers in Tanzania

    The Listening Post is a project by Farm Radio, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with the aim to put the farmer as a leading actor in the agricultural development. The vision is to have a two way communication between policy-makers, NGOs, extension officers, agricultural researchers and the farmers in their fields. The goal is to ensure their initiatives are responsive and accountable to farmers. Photo Credits: Farm Radio International The Listening Post is an interactive radio series aimed at an audience of farmers. The project uses mobile phones, multimedia and FM radio to...
  • World Radio Day 2017: Radio is You

    Today, the 13th of February is World Radio Day? What is this day all about? World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, a day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring together people from all over the world. This day was proclaimed by the UNESCO’s 36th General Conference in 2011 and has been celebrated in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by the UN Member States . [Image Credit : World Radio Day ] World Radio Day: 2017 Celebrations The theme of World Radio Day 2017 is Radio is You , highlighting the importance of listener dialogue and feedback to good radio. UNESCO has issued a...