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Posts on the topic "research information and data"

Posts on the topic "research information and data"

  • EU and Gates Foundation pledge €500 million for innovations in agriculture

    The European Union together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the 12th of December pledged €500 million for research and innovations in agriculture for the next 3 years (2018-2020). EU will provide 270 million, focusing on agriculture and food systems research for development while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match this by $300 million pledge which will focus on climate change related innovations through research in agriculture The EU is the largest donor for development aid, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also the largest philanthropist organization...
  • International Symposium on Farmers' access to data

    On the 24th of November GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) has convened a syposium on farmers' rights and access to data in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event is co-funded by GODAN and CTA and organized by ITOCA . In order to learn more about the event or to register for the event, click here . During the symposium different angels of data access and data ownership will be adressed, specifically focussing on smallholder farmers. The fulll programme of the day is not yet available, but the announcement of the symposium gives us already a previeuw of some of the keynote speakers:...
  • Apply by 15 October ! Free ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture

    Text taken from AIMS The AIMS team is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION is now OPEN ( till October 15th; Sunday 23:00 CEST) for the 4th edition of the online Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) course! This course edition runs for 3 weeks between 30 th October and 19 th November 2017. The main goal of the course is to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of data and information in the agricultural domain, particularly in low-income countries. Since the beginning of 2017, over 300 participants from 41 different countries...
  • ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and Institutions

    Realizing the potential of ICTs in developing countries' agriculture, the Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank in collaboration with InfoDev (part of the World Bank Group) embarked in an effort to explore and capture the expanding knowledge and use of ICT tools in agrarian livelihoods. Credits: World Bank The ICT in Agriculture e-sourcebook is intended to offer agriculture and other development practitioners a set of tested solutions, good practices, and methodologies, along with promising applications, that enable them to leverage ICT and harness innovation...
  • Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030: A Science Policy Dialogue

    Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030: A Science Policy Dialogue Date 16 October 2017 Location Brussels, EU Commission, CHARLEMAGNE building Description This one day conference will serve to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and contribute to...
  • Summary of Discussions: Week 1 of the e-Forum on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

    The first week of our e-forum discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition generated many insightful contributions. The discussion explored the crossroads between ICTs and issues around Open Data in agriculture and nutrition. The question for week 1 was: What role can ICTs play in using Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition for farmers, especially small holder family farmers, rural women and youth engaged in agricultural livelihoods? Summary of contributions ƒf Participants looked carefully at the different steps that are necessary to collect quality data, make them...
  • Join the Webinar! Literature Research on Nutrition - Browsing AGORA

    This announcement is reproduced and shared on e-Agriculture as published on AIMS View this announcement in French View this announcement in Spanish (Image credit: Unsplash , CC0 license ) AGORA team is pleased to announce three upcoming webinars in English, French and Spanish about how AGORA can be browsed to facilitate information searching in the area of nutrition research . AGORA’s main purpose is to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education and training in low- and middle-income countries. AGORA/Research4Life provides free or low cost access to peer-...
  • Africa Open Data Conference 2017

    Africa Open Data Conference 2017 Date 17-21 July 2017 Location Accra, Ghana Description The 2017 Africa Open Data Conference in Accra, Ghana is set to attract over 600 delegates drawn from all over Africa and the world at large. This auspicious event will push the leadership role of the private...
  • Study: "An Initial Map of the ICD Context in Ecuador"

    This study, published in 2004, is an assessment of Ecuador's ICT environment. The study was conducted by Chasquinet (a local NGO) and is based on first-hand information and on bibliographic and online documentation. The report provides a better idea of the current state of Ecuador's knowledge processes, including the issues, the main stakeholders, and the challenges and suggestions for implementing and improving the existing systems.