E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "access of information"

Posts on the topic "access of information"

  • 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...
  • Research4Life Stories of Change: How information access is changing the biggest academic library in Myanmar

    This blog is shared as published on AGORA website Credits: AGORA Research4Life programmes has recently launched its new “ Stories of Change campaign”! The first story is about the role of AGORA in the Universities’ Central Library (UCL) at the University of Yangon. Interested in getting more involved or telling the AGORA story from your own organization? Contact AGORA at agora@fao.org Research4Life is the collective name for the four programmes – Hinari , AGORA , OARE and ARDI – that provide developing countries with free or low cost access ( for free to institutions in group A countries and...
  • 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...
  • Introducing Wikifarmer: the Wikipedia of Farming

    Wikifarmer is the greatest user generated online farming library. Its mission is to help all farmers across the globe to find valuable information regarding their existing or potential crops and livestock. Through the information it provides, Wikifarmer aims to give practical solutions to farmers. Credits: Wikifarmer Contributions can be provided from professional or amateur farmers, beekepers, gardeners and professors sharing their knowledge and best practices. Users can submit a new article, edit an existing article, add pictures or videos, request a new article, ask a question about a...
  • Call for good and promising practices for the region of Europe and Central Asia

    Deadline : 30th of November 2017 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the e-Agriculture Community of Practice (CoP) are launching a call for good and promising practices on the use of ICTs for Agriculture in the region of Europe and Central Asia. The call aims at collecting lessons learned and recommendations of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), also called digital technologies, for agriculture initiatives in Europe and Central Asia and sharing them among the members and followers of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice and beyond. The...
  • Конкурс положительных и перспективных практик в регионе Европы и Центральной Азии

    Крайний срок подачи заявок: 30-го ноября 2017 г. Продовольственная и сельскохозяйственная организация Объединенных Наций (ФАО) и Сообщество специалистов-практиков электронного сельского хозяйства (CП) объявляют о начале конкурса положительных и перспективных практик использования ИКТ для сельского хозяйства в регионе Европы и Центральной Азии. Целью конкурса является сбор извлеченных уроков и рекомендаций по Информационным и коммуникационным технологиям (ИКТ), также называемых цифровыми технологиями, для инициатив в области сельского хозяйства в Европе и Центральной Азии и их дальнейшее...
  • SatSure uses big data analytics and satellite imagery to help farmers in the agricultural insurance sector

    SatSure is a data analytics company which integrates satellite, weather, and IoT analytics with the agriculture sector in order to help farmer's financial security and crop insurance. India is facing severe consequences due to climate change, such as droughts and floods. In the agricultural sector many insurance companies fail to provide the farmers with fair and timely compensation for losses incurred. There is also a lack of transparency in fixing the fair price for the produce. According to 33-year-old Abhishek Raju, founder of SatSure, technology must be used to mitigate both farm and...
  • Update - Call for good and promising practices on the use of ICTs in agriculture

    One month after the deadline the e-Agriculture Team would like to update the members of the Community of Practice of the outcome of the call for good and promising practices. We have received many interesting submissions and after a review process by the 3 jury members we have selected 15 good and promising practices . The jury was composed of: Jorge Chavez-Tafur from CTA (Experience Capitalization Expert) Dr. Simone Sala from FAO (ICT for Agriculture Expert) Alice Van der Elstraeten from FAO (e-Agriculture Team Member) All participants in the call for good and promising practices will...
  • Digital Green provides agricultural information through locally produced videos

    Digital Green is a non-profit development organization that disseminates agricultural information to rural communities using digital video. The platform partners with local actors (public and private sector as well as civil society organizations) to share knowledge on agricultural practices, livelihoods, health and nutrition, using locally produced videos. Digital Green uses local social networks to connect farmers and experts, the thrill of appearing on screen motivates farmers, and homophily is exploited to minimize the distance between teacher and learner. Credits: Digital Green Digital...
  • e-Agriculture webinar: Farmer-centered design

    When: Friday 28 July - 9 AM EST – 10 AM EDT – 4PM CEST To register fill in the form by clicking here Human-centered design or user-centered design is at the core of the Principles for Digital Development : guidelines to help development practitioners to integrate best practices into technology...