E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "agricultural value chains"

Posts on the topic "agricultural value chains"

  • “let farmers innovate with new technologies’ an interview with FAO’s Nevena Alexandrova

    Nevena Alexandrova, is the Agricultural Research and Biotechnology Officer based in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU). Nevena has worked in support to FAO’s agricultural innovation and knowledge sharing and believes all farmers deserve a chance to use technology to improve their productivity and thereby fighting hunger and malnutrition. Recently, FAO together with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and the Institute for Agrostrategies and Innovation organized the “2gether 4 Strong Digital Agriculture ” (...
  • ICT4D Conference Agenda published

    The ICT4D conference agenda has been published and with a number of presentation and talks in ICTs for Agriculture and the environment, browse the full programme here . The conference has more than 200 panels, keynotes, case studies, and workshops in core ICT4D disciplines. The agenda is rich with a variety of topics, some of the exciting topics for e-Agriculture CoP include:- Digital Agriculture: Scale and Sustainability through Government Partnership and Ownership Driving Digital and Financial Inclusion that leaves no one behind From Satellites to stalk borers: using earth observation to...
  • How technology aids agriculture in Bhutan

    For commercial agriculture to succeed, an investment into cash crops and investing in traditional agriculture is essential, also using information and communication technology (ICT). Mountain Hazelnuts is a company established with funding from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank , to develop innovative uses of ICT for its commercial agriculture operations. The company has helped farmers integrate ICTs within each step of the Mountain Hazelnuts business model. See the self-explanatory diagram below. © Yoichiro Ishihara/World bank Furthermore, about 150 staff provide extension...
  • A virtual market platform for farmers

    Most farmers in developing countries face the challenge of marketing their produce and most often meet the unpredictable market prices. How can technology help these farmers? We came across the innovative The Maano- Virtual Farmers’ Market (VFM) which is an app-based e-commerce platform designed with farmers needs in mind. This app is the product of World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator, an initiative to support potential innovative solutions to solve hunger. In this case, the VFM seeks to provide a transparent, open and trustworthy space for smallholder farmers and buyers to...
  • "Farm to table" event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Nepal explores innovative ways to improve value chains

    The US Embassy in Nepal organized a ‘Farm to Table’ event on August 29th to identify opportunities to maximize the market potential of Nepal’s agricultural sector. The conference brought together agro-entrepreneurs, buyers, suppliers, financial service providers, and farmers from Nepal and the United States. Credits: U.S. Embassy in Nepal Flickr account The main discussion of this round-table was based on finding innovative ways to improve efficiency and maximize productivity in Nepali agriculture. One of the main recommendations was to improve value chains by investing in ICTs connecting...
  • Farm Fresh Gambia: Marketing local products through an e-commerce platform

    Farm Fresh is a Gambian social entreprise that helps market smallholder farmers’ local products through an e-commerce platform. It was established in 2014 and is the first online food store and delivery service in Gambia. The platform markets and sells online fresh and locally grown vegetables, fruits and processed food items in partnership with farmers across the country. By doing so, Farm Fresh ensures a regular source of income generation for farmers. Credits: Farm Fresh Currently, Farm Fresh has more than 200 local products on the website, also allowing Gambians from the Diaspora to order...
  • 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...