E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "ICTs in Agriculture (e-Agricultural related technology)"

Posts on the topic "ICTs in Agriculture (e-Agricultural related technology)"

  • Seven reasons why Mexico is ready to become a global leader in ICT for agriculture initiatives

    The GSMA mAgri Programme forges partnerships between mobile operators, technology providers and agricultural organisations. Although it has enourmous potential, Mexico seems to have been left out by ICT for agriculture initiatives. This article presents seven reasons for which Mexican agriculture should invest in ICT related projects to lift farmers out of poverty and into the 21st century. 1. The needs of Mexican farmers are huge 3.9 million farmers out of 5.3 million in Mexico earn of less than USD 1,000 per year. 61 per cent of Mexican farmers live in poverty. The reasons for this...
  • Best Practice for Implementing Mobile Finance in Low-Income Communities

    The proliferation of mobile phones across the world has enabled financial institutions to take advantage and introduce services accessible through mobile handsets. A scoping study has explored the challenges of implementing mobile-finance in low-income communities and also evaluated secondary data from online discussion and webinars. The study was done by two researchers at the University of Machester and raises very interesting questions into the application of mobile finance for low income countries. The following questions are answered in the paper:- What are the potential benefits of m-...
  • Read the e-Agriculture No.2 Newsletter

    The e-Agriculture Team announces the 2nd Newsletter in 2017 . This issue provides a quick update of the planned e-Agriculture Capacity Development activities. In the coming months the e-Agriculture team will develop several capacity development activities mearnt to increase the knowledge of ICTs to its members, track new and emerging trends. To kick start the activities, FAO and CTA have launched the " Call for good and/or promising practices on the use of ICTs in Agriculture ". Read more Browse the newsletter for further ICTs news round up from e-Agriculture, its partners and the broader...
  • International Girls in ICT Day : 27 April 2017

    Today marks the International Girls in ICT Day 2017, which is celebrated yearly on the 4th Thursday in April. The day is organised by ITU ; the UN Women has also issued a commemoration statement. What is Girls in ICT Day? This is an initiative that was backed by all International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Member States in 2014. The the aim was to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider car​eers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector...
  • CTA to launch a book , "ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs"

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is set to launch a new book entitled, ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs. This books relays CTA's experience of working with young people in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector The book is set to be launched at the African Agripreneurs Youth Forum (AYA Forum) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The AYA Forum is organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with CTA, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Agribusiness Incubation...
  • CTA supports drone operations in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Rwanda

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ( CTA ) is informing the community that it has established a supporting centre for drone operations in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda . CTA is partnering with a French Company Airinov in this project. Drones are also called the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and are used in the management of crops, fisheries, forests and other natural resource-based activities within farming activities. This is possible as drones are equipped with high resolution cameras to facilitate advanced crop research using remote-sensed data . Airinov...
  • ICTforAg2017

    ICTforAg2017 Date Friday 23 June 2017 Location Washington DC, United States of America Description ICTforAg2017 conference will bring together 300 thought leaders and decision-makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector. With community-...
  • 2017 EFITA WCCA Congress

    2017 EFITA WCCA Congress Date July 2nd - 6th, 2017 Location Montpellier Supagro school Description Many initiatives such as invited workshops and sessions and internal meetings come together within EFITA conference to make Montpellier the place to go in July when it comes to ICT for agri-food,...