FAO’s Committee on Agriculture (COAG) exhibition focuses on Innovation


FAO’s Committee on Agriculture (COAG) exhibition focuses on Innovation

The Committee on Agriculture (COAG) is one of FAO’s Governing Bodies established in 1971 and it meets every two years. Its role is providing overall policy and regulatory guidance on issues relating to agriculture, livestock, food safety, nutrition, rural development and natural resource management.

The 26th Session runs from 1-5 October 2018 and was opened by the FAO Director General. The details of the current agenda of COAG can be found here.

This year’s COAG is running an exhibition that focuses on Innovation for sustainable food and agriculture. The aim of this exhibition is aptly stated, “to highlight support provided by FAO to countries in adopting and scaling-up sustainable practices, particularly by promoting agricultural innovation to smallholder farmers”.

The video below explains what innovation is.

The programme does include a number of technologies showcased between 1-2 p.m of each day.

  Technologies shared
Day 1

Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) 


Agroecology Knowledge Hub

Day 2

Pesticide Registration Toolkit


FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR)


Tool to calculate greenhouse gas emissions and productivity in livestock (GLEAM-i)

Day 3

Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers (TECA)


eLocust and drones


City Region Food System assessment toolkit

Day 4

Global Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC) map


World Information and Early Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources (WIEWS)


Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS)

Some of the above technologies have been shared on the e-Agriculture platform and those that are not will be shared during the course of COAG week.

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