E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "extensionists"

Posts on the topic "extensionists"

  • Launch of WeRobotics Online Training Academy

    WeRobotics has just announced the WeRobotics Online Training Academy to provide professional training on the use of drones by developmental agencies.The academy is co-managed with TechChange who have offered dynamic online training platform and in 2017 they trained over 7,000 people from 155 countries. On the other hand, WeRobotics has provided trainings to many professionals in the following organizations the World Food Program (WFP), UN Development Program (UNDP), UNICEF, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), local universities and many national &...
  • Press Statement: Pitch Agrihack seeks to promote greater engagement of young women

    This press statement below was published by CTA on the launch of 'Pitch AgriHack 2018', we share this as it is with our e-Agriculture CoP members. We acknowledge CTA fully. CTA has launched ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ a competition to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector. Winning innovations will be awarded up to €15,000, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. The theme for this year’s competition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the...
  • Invitation to e-Agriculture webinar "FarmerLink in the Philippines: Digital Innovation for Agriculture"

    The e-Agriculture Team in conjunction with Grameen Foundation are pleased to invite interested persons to the ' FarmerLink in the Philippines : Digital Innovation for Agriculture ' Webinar on the 25th of April 2018 at 3 p.m Rome Time. This webinar is part of Call for Good and Promising Practices where the FarmerLink was part of the nominated good practices. About this webinar Grameen Foundation, in collaboration with the Philippine Coconut Authority, Franklin Baker, and People’s Bank of Caraga launched FarmerLink to increase farming households’ incomes and resilience by improving their...
  • ICTforAg 2018

    This is a one-day conference that continues and builds on ICTfor Ag2015, 2016 and 2017 and brings together 300 thought leaders and decision-makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector. The conference will examine how new innovations can...
  • New Publication : FAO-ITU E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have published a new book E-Agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture. Details about this publication Title: E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union Card page : http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/I8494EN PDF URL : http://www.fao.org/3/I8494EN/i8494en.pdf This publication comes amidst the increase in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) [also...
  • Article Review: Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring

    A recently published pre-print article details the usage of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for environmental monitoring. While the article was written within the specific armpit of a project, it raises interesting issues on the use of drones for data collection, ecosystems and river monitoring. The usage of drones, UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) continues to be widespread within agriculture. Drones are used in cropping, monitoring plants, pests control and many other areas including forest and environmental monitoring. A recently published pre-print article by a group of scholars...
  • Focus on WSIS Forum 2018

    This year’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum was held on the 19-23rd of March 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland under the theme “ Leveraging ICTs to Build Information and Knowledge Societies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ”. While each WSIS Forum is different, each edition is preceded by the Open Consultation Process that enable members to come up with an agenda. The final WSIS meetings is comprised of, Best Practices, WSIS Prizes, Special Tracks and High level panels. In 2018, the WSIS debate focused on how to achieve the sustainable development goals (...
  • Apply for WomenConnect Challenge

    The WomenConnect Challenge is open for applications, which can be submitted until the 4th of May 2018. We invite all eligible e-Agriculture CoP members to apply. Those seeking to apply should take notice of the following timelines March 28th, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET: RFA Question Submissions due April 2, 2018 at 10:00 am ET: Join the WomenConnect Questions Webinar or download recording May 4th, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET: Applications due This challenge comes amidst the discussion of the digital gender divide. It is accepted that technology is changing the world in a number of ways, for example...
  • This week, the Mobile Learning Week 2018 is in session

    Today the 29th of March to the 30th of March begins the UNESCO/ITU annual flagship ICT in education event surnamed ‘Mobile Learning Week’. The 2018 edition is held under the theme, “ Skills for a connected world ” and will examine the skills needed in and for a connected economy and would also focus on digital skills and competencies. Mobile learning week brings together "experts practitioners and policy-makers from around the world to share ideas and best practices on ways to use ubiquitous mobile technology to support learning for all, particularly disadvantaged communities"- UNESCO news ...
  • CTA Policy brief focuses on weather information services for smallholder farmers

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published a policy brief that emphasize the importance of weather data, and its derived services for agriculture and nutrition and challenges in dealing with weather data value chain. Farmers need access to accurate and localized weather information to make evidence based farm management decisions which includes when to plant or to apply fertilizer. The Policy brief outlines the benefits of open data and specifically offer example where open data is useful within the farming practices. However, for weather data to be of...