E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "International Telecommunication Union (ITU)"

Posts on the topic "International Telecommunication Union (ITU)"

  • "The use of ICTs for agriculture is a multi-stakeholder initiative..." an interview with FAO's Gerard Sylvester

    e-Agriculture interviews Mr. Gerard Sylvester (Knowledge and Information Management Officer) who is based at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Gerard has worked over the years in the area of e-Agriculture and recently co-organised the E-agriculture Solutions Forum 2018 with ITU and partners. Gerard sheds insights on a number of issues in ICTs for agriculture and especially the support to the formulation of the FAO-ITU E-Agriculture National Strategies . Gerard is published in ICTs for agriculture and a publication on "Blockchains" is in the press. Q1: could you briefly...
  • Focus on FAO-ITU E-agriculture Solutions Forum 2018

    The E-agriculture Solutions Forum 2018 was held from 15 to 17 November 2018 and was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the P.R. of China and in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering (CAAE). This edition of the forum (read about previous solution here ) saw more than 250 participants from 40 countries and about 50 speakers in attendance from the agriculture and the ICT sector who are involved in developing and...
  • Call for abstracts on Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment 2019 Edition

    ITU invites interested authors to submit papers to be considered for the third issue of the publication " Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment 2019 ". The ITU online publication “Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment”, which is released annually, puts together scholarly articles with a focus on capacity building and skills development in the digital era. It covers a wide range of topics related to the ongoing discussions on how digital technologies are transforming job markets, determining new skills sets requirements and driving the digital economy requirements for re-...
  • New ITU resolution on the use of ICTs to bridge the financial inclusion gap

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Member States have approved at new resolution that consolidate ITU’s mandate on matters relating to digital financial inclusion , reports ITU . The except of the news can be read below “Two billion adults worldwide do not have a bank account, but among them, 1.6 billion have a mobile phone. Developing countries are capitalizing on the widespread use of mobile phones and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to bring all people within reach of financial services and out of poverty. Digital financial services show great potential to...
  • Submit your project for WSIS Prize 2019

    The WSIS Prize 2019 is calling for submissions from interested and qualifying projects. The deadline for the submission is the 30th of November 2018. The submissions can be made in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian. To submit your project click here . WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success...
  • #WSISPrizes 2019 Call for Submissions open

    The WSIS Process has just announced the opening of submissions for the #WSISPrizes2019 . All stake holders are invited to submit #WSIS related projects during the period 2 July to 30th of November 2018. WSIS prizes are part of the annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum which is a global multi-stakeholder platform for facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines. WSIS Forums are co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD which a close collaboration of other agencies. The theme for the WSIS Forum 2019 is “ Information and Knowledge Societies for Sustainable...
  • FAO-ITU-AIT Regional Training on the Use of Drones, Satellite Imagery and GIS for Agriculture

    The training materials and presentation now available for download The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in partnership with the Geoinformatics Centre, Asian Institute of Technology held on the 4th to the 8th of June a training on the use of drones, satellite imagery and GIS in agriculture. This training comes as a follow-up to the FAO-ITU E-agriculture in Action: Drones for Agriculture publication. The publication shared knowledge and experiences in the use of drones in agriculture from various countries and partners. Training...
  • Regional Training on the use of Drones Imagery and GIS for Agriculture

    This training is to build capacity among FAO-ITU member countries in the use of these emerging technologies and to equip them with the needed technical knowledge to fully utilize these technologies for agriculture (including forestry and livestock...
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  • 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...