E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)"

Posts on the topic "International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)"

  • Global push to stamp out hunger hinges on better data

    Major new initiative aims to help low-income countries improve collection of agricultural data As published on FAO News 25 September 2018, New York - The lack of timely and high-quality agricultural data is handicapping efforts to implement the UN's sweeping Agenda for Sustainable Development, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today. This is why FAO is joining forces with a wide group of partners — including the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)* — to weave existing agricultural data collection...
  • How Technology can help end hunger? IFAD’s Position

    Evidence have shown that technology has the potential to improve agricultural productivity. Specifically ICTs can help governments and developmental organizations to enhance food security and improve rural livelihoods through both knowledge and skills transfer. In most cases also improve the capacities of communities in agricultural productivity, pests control and easier access to markets. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) adopts innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) for agriculture and rural development. In a recent article by its President,...
  • G7 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting communiqué: Empowering farmers, developing rural areas and enhancing cooperation to feed the planet

    The G7 Agriculture ministerial meeting took place in Bergamo, Italy, on 14 and 15 October. The Agriculture Ministers of the G7 Countries, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy of the African Union , representatives of the European Union and international organizations such as FAO , OECD , IFAD and WFP attended the meeting. The Ministers discussed the protection of producers' income against market crises and emergencies related to natural disasters and climate change and the role of agricultural cooperation in migration management. Credits: Ansa Ministers acknowledged that the...
  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

    The flagship report," The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 " was launched on the 15th of September 2017 at FAO headquarters by FAO,IFAD, WFP, UNICEF and WHO, which marked an expanded partnership than the previous years. The major finding of the report is that after a prolonged decline, estimates indicate that global hunger increased in 2016 and affected 815 million people, and in some parts of the world hunger levels rose sharply - for example, with a famine declared in areas such as South Sudan in early 2017 and will alerts issued in northeast Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen...