E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "Technologies"

Posts on the topic "Technologies"

  • Progressive Farmer, Smart Farming : AgTech Competition

    The Government of Andhra Pradesh, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dalberg Advisors and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), invites applications for a Pitch Competition to identify technology-based solutions that solve agricultural challenges faced by small and marginal farmers in Andhra Pradesh'' . - read more In this competition there are four themes in which each submission can be made under:- Technology-enabled Rural Advisory Services (RAS) v2.0. Technology-enabled market linkages. Digital Financial Services for agriculture. Data mining for agriculture Who...
  • G7 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting communiqué: Empowering farmers, developing rural areas and enhancing cooperation to feed the planet

    The G7 Agriculture ministerial meeting took place in Bergamo, Italy, on 14 and 15 October. The Agriculture Ministers of the G7 Countries, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy of the African Union , representatives of the European Union and international organizations such as FAO , OECD , IFAD and WFP attended the meeting. The Ministers discussed the protection of producers' income against market crises and emergencies related to natural disasters and climate change and the role of agricultural cooperation in migration management. Credits: Ansa Ministers acknowledged that the...
  • Apply by October 20th to attend the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum on November 27th in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

    The European Commission is offering to cover the travel and accommodation costs of 50 EU and 50 African based digital entrepreneurs to showcase their services and technology during the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum , on November 27th in Abidjan. The selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their services and technology to investors and decision makers during a Startup Fair and attend a number of side events dedicated to entrepreneurship, digital economy, energy and agriculture. Credits: The Africa-EU Partnership The deadline for submissions is October 20th. The arrival in...
  • #SmartFarming4AP – a Pitch Competition for AgTech companies for Andhra Pradesh, India

    The Government of Andhra Pradesh in India in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Dalberg Advisors launched the #SmartFarming4AP – a Pitch Competition for AgTech companies around the globe to come up with innovative technology solutions to solve some of the most pressing agricultural challenges faced by small and marginal farmers in Andhra Pradesh. Credits: Agtech Pitch Competition Finalists will gain the attendance to the Smart Farming, Sampanna Rythu Summit to be held in Visakhapatnam, India on November 16-17, 2017. The summit will se the participation of investorsa...
  • WSIS Flash Issue No 57 : WSIS Open Consultation Process

    ITU has published its recent newsletter, the WSIS Flash which focuses mainly on the WSIS Forum 2018. This Issue reviews the WSIS Forum 2018 Open Consultation Process , outlining the preparatory process. The WSIS Forum is a unique event of its kind where the programme and agenda are completely crowdsourced. The organizers of the process are ITU, UNESCO,UNCTAD and UNDP. In this issue of their newsletter , one can read the following topics:- WSIS Forum 2018: Contribute to the Open Consultation Process WSIS Stocktaking Process: Call for New Entries and Regional Reports WSIS Prizes 2018: New Call...
  • Making ICTs work for farmers: Seven Case studies

    ICTs have a huge potential in imporving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the developing world, especially in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). ICTs can give access to market and weather information, allow farmers to transfer money and negotiate prices with traders. Moreover, the use of mobile phones is rapidly incresing. But some obstacles remain, such as poor network connectivity in rural areas, non-existing information, or lack of technology knowledge by potential users. Credits: Antonello Proto (FAO) This article summarizes seven ICT4Ag projects developed...
  • September 2017: AGRIS has exceeded the threshold of 9 million records!

    This announcement is as originally announced on AIMS AGRIS team at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) takes this opportunity to inform all interested parties that in September 2017 AGRIS has exceeded the threshold of 9 million records ! (9,025,192 records). AGRIS team continues to work on consolidating the AGRIS (INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY) platform and its services to provide better access and visibility to the information resources that are being disseminated through AGRIS...
  • How to enable smallholder farmers to use ICTs?

    In this blog post, Ajit Maru describes all the requirements an ICT product has to have to be usable for the farmer: the hardware, the software, connectivity, skills, content, security and safety in use, privacy and a profitable and productive environment. But, he points out, some problems can rise up: for example, in many countries women are frowned upon or even prohibited to have a smartphone. Another problem is the cost: for a smallholder farmer in India earning about INR 60.000 per year, a smartphone costs no less than INR 5.000, and connectivity costs around INR 100 per month. According...
  • New partnership between ITU and FAO to bolster ICT innovation in agriculture

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will strenghten their partnership to boost the the usage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agricultural development and by doing so, supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals . FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao signed on September 18th in New York a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the development of e-Agriculture policies...
  • EQUALS Partners call for the empowerment of women and girls through digital technology

    "Empower women and girls through digital technology" was the call to action in the high-level multi-stakeholder meeting of EQUALS Partners that took place on 16 September in New York City on the eve of United Nations General Assembly meetings. EQUALS is a global initiative founded by a network partnership of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations, foundations, academia, media and individuals around the world working together to bridge the digital gender divide. The main areas of work of EQUALS are: Addressing the divide between men and women’s access to digital tech resources...