E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "policies"

Posts on the topic "policies"

  • Join the E-Consultation on ethical, legal and policy aspects of open data affecting farmers from 4 to 8 June, 2018 on e-Agriculture

    GODAN, Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft (KTBL) will hold an e-consultation on ethical, legal and policy aspects of open data affecting smallholder farmers from 4 to 8 June 2018. To participate click here Data-driven agriculture is expected to increase agricultural production and productivity. It can help farmers adapt to or mitigate the effects of climate change. It can also bring about more economic and efficient use of natural resources,...
  • "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...
  • Are South African regulations stifling the drone-based agri-service industry, a potential game-changer for agriculture?

    Mapping crop land is essential for farmers, as rely heavily on it for planning and management. UAS offer a great possibility for farmers as they can map large parts of land with low costs and easy transportation. Geographic Information System (GIS) maps can used both online and offline providing important information for farmers to plan irrigation design, check plant health and even monitor livestock. Credits: CTA, Netherlands According to this CTA article, despite the indeniable benefits from using UAS in agriculture, South Africa has one of the most restrictive regulations in the world for...
  • African Green Revolution Forum 2017

    African Green Revolution Forum 2017 Date 4th - 8th September, 2017 Location Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Description The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward. Established in 2010, the...
  • Livelihoods Asia Summit 2017

    Livelihoods Asia Summit 2017 Date December 13 and 14, 2017 Location New Delhi, India Description Now in its 7th year of execution, the Livelihoods Asia Summit 2017 learning will be held in New Delhi between December 13 and 14, 2017. This is a unique platform established to facilitate south south...
  • WSIS 2017 prize winner: Latvias's Rural Support Service Electronic Application System

    Latvias's Rural Support Service Electronic Application System was named Action Line C7 E-agriculture winner at WSIS 2017 . The prize winners of the 18 different categories are a result of an online consultation resulting of more than 1.1 million votes casted. The Rural Support Service is responsible for the implementation of the European Union support policies in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development. It supervises the compliance of the projects with the laws and regulations in place. The Electronic Application System (EAS) started as system for applying for payments to...
  • FAO and ITU meet with Papua New Guinea's government to consult on the e-Agriculture strategy

    Papua New Guinea's Department of Agriculture & Livestock (DAL), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), among other partners working on ICTs for agriculture, met in Port Moresby on May 30th, 2017 to consult on the e-agriculture strategy for Papua New Guinea. The aim of the meeting was to advance in the implementation and adoption of ICTs in the agricultural sector. Watch the video report on the consultation: Credits: EMTV Papua New Guinea's farmers (which represent the majority of the population) have always...