E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "Technologies"

Posts on the topic "Technologies"

  • International Women’s Day 2018 (#IWD2018) focuses on ICTs in Agriculture

    To mark International Women’s Day 2018 (#IWD2018), FAO, IFAD and WFP are organizing an event that will focus on how media and ICTs can empower rural women and girls to transform their lives. The empowerment of rural women and girls is a central element in the drive to eradicate poverty and hunger, and to build inclusive and sustainable rural societies . Leading specialists from the ICT sector will share testimonials of innovative interventions carried out by the Rome-based agencies and partners that have empowered women, strengthened rural livelihoods, and contributed to food and nutrition...
  • The Annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture

    The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) has been contributing to the debate on agriculture and the environment in Brussels since 2008. The FFA is now firmly established as the premier event where agriculture and environment meet each year for an open dialogue This year the forum returns to...
  • Using CATI to collect data on nutrition indicators

    mVAM at the World Food Programme and World Agroforestry Centre published a case study where Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) was used in Kenya to collect data on nutrition indicators. In most projects in the field, it is expensive to collect data in some cases in remote areas or conflict areas can also be difficult. CATI was used in rural areas to collect data on two of WFP’s corporate nutrition indicators – Minimum Acceptable Diet (MAD) and Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDDW). The project used the CATI to collect nutrition data as through the Face-to-Face (F2F) surveys...
  • Call for articles on blockchain opportunities for agriculture

    This announcement is shared for informational purpose to the e-Agriculture Community as announced by CTA in dgroups . CTA is looking for articles for the forthcoming issue of ICT Update , which will deal with blockchain in agricultur e Blockchain can be defined as a digital ledger that allows storage and exchange of information in a decentralized, immutable, autonomous and trustworthy manner. It allows actors engaged in a transaction to quickly share information, which can include financial data, without a central authority. No single actor can damage the records. Blockchain technology is...
  • Can drones help reforest our forests?

    Deforestation is a major challenge and SDG 15 addresses it Drones can help in tree planting An example of an initiative to use drones in planting trees Forests are part of our ecosystem and they cover 30% of the earth’s surface. Forests provides lumber, provides fuel to cook and boil water, provide nutritious food, offer medicines, animal fodder and homes for animals and are a source of income for many. Due to climate change and unstainable human practices forests are fast disappearing. In the SDG framework, deforestation is regarded as a major challenge and the Sustainable Development Goal...
  • How Technology can help end hunger? IFAD’s Position

    Evidence have shown that technology has the potential to improve agricultural productivity. Specifically ICTs can help governments and developmental organizations to enhance food security and improve rural livelihoods through both knowledge and skills transfer. In most cases also improve the capacities of communities in agricultural productivity, pests control and easier access to markets. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) adopts innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) for agriculture and rural development. In a recent article by its President,...
  • Seminar on FAO’s Farmer Field Schools programme and Global Platform

    The FAO Technical Network on Sustainable Crop Production and Agroecology will hold a Seminar on FAO’s Farmer Field Schools programme and Global Platform on Wednesday in FAO HQ with remote participation online at http://www.fao.org/webcast/en/ . All interested e-Agriculture CoP members can participate remotely The Farmer Field Schools (FFS) was pioneered by FAO in 1989 as an approach to integrated pest management in rice production in Asia. The advantage of the FFS is that they offer a hands-on learning that allows agricultural knowledge to be applied to promote sustainable agriculture...
  • The power of digital technologies for the future of agriculture and food security -Agenda 2030

    The future of agriculture hinges on the adoption of technologies such as the Internet of Things (loT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, noted Vicente Muñoz, Chief Internet of Things Officer, Telefónica . This comment was made during the presentation on the power of digital technologies to the future of agriculture and food security which was held in FAO HQ in Rome, after FAO and Spain’s Telefonica signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The two parties have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technology for agricultural development and in fighting hunger. ©...
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science : Reflections from women in Ag

    11 February was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (resolution A/RES/70/212 ) as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science , to achieve full and equal acceess to and participation in science for women and girls . Within agriculture, CIMMYT has chosen to celebrate this day by profiling women involved in agricultural sciences to hear their views and also on issues affecting women in agriculture. © FAO In their blog, CIMMYT profiles five women from Kenya, 2 from United States,India, and Nepal. These are some of their quotes " The key factor that will encourage women and...