E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "big data"

Posts on the topic "big data"

  • aWhere: providing weather-based tips for smallholder farmers

    Location specific and timely advice to improve productivity and climate resilience among smallholder farmers Farmers in developing countries have a challenge of accessing localized weather data. Recently the e-Agriculture Team at FAO and aWhere published a Promising Practice that explains how aWhere can provide weather-based data and tips for smallholder farmers. aWhere delivers agricultural intelligence to farmers, crop consultants and researchers all over the world. How does aWhere achieve this? “The company aims at making agronomic and weather data available to farmers through...
  • Update your e-Agriculture Profile

    We are glad to let you know that the newly redesigned e-Agriculture website is now online. In line with these changes we are inviting our users to log in into their profile and update their information, including adding the picture if they so desire. This personal detail will be important when we hold e-forum and other discussions. The most important aspect of e-Agriculture platform is to stimulate and hold discussions in various aspects of the application and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in solving hunger and malnutrition and also improving agricultural...
  • Big Data is new focus for agricultural sector in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) hosted the seminar session titled “ Smart Agriculture, Smart Future ” at Digital World 2017 with support from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). On the 2nd day of the mega event, speakers highlighted the importance of use of Big Data and other...
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  • CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture: Transforming rural livelihoods with the power of information

    CGIAR launched the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, a new initiative that aims to convene researchers to use big data in order to help improve food security, resilience in the face climate change as well as encouraging rural development. Big data are immense stocks of information collected in computers worldwide, and it can be a potential resource for planning and decision-making. Applied to agriculture and rural development it can help give robust responses to some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, food insecurity and environmental degradation. Credits...
  • TaroWorks Webinar: The Future of ICT4Ag

    TaroWorks Webinar: The Future of ICT4Ag Date Wednesday, June 14. 10:30a EDT / 2:30p GMT Description For years, the big need in mobile agriculture was “mobile data collection,” or digitizing paper forms. That need has essentially been filled with countless mobile data collection tools that each have...
  • Analyzing Radio content : Uganda Radio Application

    The United Nations Global Pulse is an initiative that focus on Big Data. The Pulse Lab Kampala , in Uganda has developed a prototype application that makes it possible to analyse in real time public discussions on the radio. This tool is unique in that it applies speech technology in three Ugandan languages (Ugandan English,Luganda and Acholi) - through a collaboration with academics at Stellenbosch University in South Africa who taught computers these three languages. In Uganda, there are over 250 FM radio stations and most of them are community radio stations. These stations have a popular...
  • How Digital Technology Is Changing Farming in Africa

    In a recent article on Harvard Business Review, Ndubuisi Ekekwe explores how digital technology is poised at providing a solution to increase farm productivity in Africa. In this article he reviews the food challenges affecting Africa such as weather changes, rural-urban migration that deprives farming communities of young people and deforestation amongst many challenges. While African governments have employed many policy instruments to improve farm productivity, yields are still marginally improving. The article notes that African entrepreneurs are interested in how farmers work and how...
  • 17 May 2017, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

    The text below is from the United Nations website The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. 17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. World Telecommunication Day World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually on 17 May...