E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "agricultural value chains"

Posts on the topic "agricultural value chains"

  • Free Webinar : How much data is enough in Precision Agriculture?

    This announcement is reproduced as published on AIMS (Photo credit: Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre ) Dear Users AIMS team pleased to invite you to attend an upcoming webinar as part of the AIMS@Webinars series: HOW MUCH DATA IS ENOUGH IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE? DATE: Wednesday May 10th, 2017 TIME: at 15.00 CET / 16.00 CEST TARGET AUDIENCE: The webinar is open to all We welcome questions and suggestions at: AIMS@fao.org To PARTICIPATE: SEND YOUR REQUEST at: AIMS@fao.org containing: Subject: AIMS@Webinar_BDI Your Name: Your e-mail: Affiliation: LINK TO THE WEBINAR...
  • FAO seeks to empower youth in agriculture through ICTs to create employment in Uganda

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with the Ugandan Agriculture Ministry to develop a policy for youth to be involved in agricultural value chain.This was said by the FAO Country Representative for Uganda - Alhaji Muhamad Jallow who was quoted by the New Vision . In Uganda, 79% of youth live in rural areas where poverty is relatively high and agriculture is the major economic activity. The government's plan, in collaboration with FAO , is to help the youth have access to finance, tech entrepreneurship skills and promote ICT in agriculture. Mobile...
  • Mobile marketplace digitises East Africa’s agriculture

    THOUSANDS of smallholder farmers in the region are set to benefit from a digital platform connecting them to agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. Launched by Mastercard , 2KUZE, as the platform is known, is the latest offering in the region hailed as the cradle of African technology innovation. The agricultural technology app was developed at Mastercard's Nairobi Labs for Financial Inclusion with the support of the Gates Foundation. 2KUZE’s primary value proposition is connecting farmers, agents, and buyers on a digital platform toward greater pricing transparency and more effective...
  • Connected Agriculture : The role of mobile in driving efficiency and sustainability in agriculture

    Mobile has the most potential to improve the income of smallholder farmers in developing countries in Africa, India and the Middle East. The up take of mobile technology (and m obile penetration rate ) for agricultural and rural development in the Global South has been on the increase. Connected Agriculture , is a report by Accenture and Vodafone on the role of mobile in driving efficiency and sustainability in the food and agriculture value chain, focuses on 12 opportunities that deliver broad socio-economic and environmental benefits. The report hinges its proposal on the fact that mobile...