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Posts on the topic "Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)"

Posts on the topic "Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)"

  • Digitalisation in agriculture: perception survey

    The Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA) is holding a survey to better understand and support the access and use of ICTs and digitalization in agriculture, with a particular interest in women. CTA has asked e-Agriculture to share the link to the survey within the Community of Practice, to gather as much responses as possible, from a wide variety of stakeholders. Completing the survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/TBPZPG7 The link can be shared with other interested parties and stakeholders. Answers will remain confidential...
  • Reflections of the 10th ICT4D Conference, Lusaka – Zambia

    On the 8-10th of May, 2018 all roads led to Lusaka for the 10th ICT4D conference which saw an attendance of more than 700 ICT experts, program managers and senior executives from 80 countries. The conference was held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. ICT4D Conferences are the largest event within the humanitarian development sector and are held annually it was founded in Nairobi in 2010. The 2018 edition sought to map out the path for technology to make maximize its impact on improving humanitarian relief and development work. The conference was comprised of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GODAN Action Training Mini-Grants

    GODAN Action project is calling on interested and eligible institutions to apply for the GODAN Action Training Mini-Grants of GBP 2,000. The call is open until the 7th of May 2018. See the announcement as published by GODAN below. Source : GODAN Action/CTA Call for proposals Deadline: 7 May 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET) We invite dynamic trainers with demonstrable experience, who would like to collaborate with the GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) Action project to build the capacity and diversity of open data users and intermediaries, leading to increased...
  • Check out the latest “ICT Update” on Precision Agriculture

    ICT Update is a regular newsletter from CTA that focuses on topical issues in ICT for agriculture. The latest issue focuses on Precision Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers. This issue is hinged on the estimates that it is projected that by 2050 the population growth will have outgrown food production . The issue centers on this theme through the Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag Enabled Information Service (MUIIS) a project funded by the Netherlands Space Office and implemented by CTA with partners. The goals of this project are to increase crop yield, farmers’ income, the use of agri-inputs and...
  • Call for articles on blockchain opportunities for agriculture

    This announcement is shared for informational purpose to the e-Agriculture Community as announced by CTA in dgroups . CTA is looking for articles for the forthcoming issue of ICT Update , which will deal with blockchain in agricultur e Blockchain can be defined as a digital ledger that allows storage and exchange of information in a decentralized, immutable, autonomous and trustworthy manner. It allows actors engaged in a transaction to quickly share information, which can include financial data, without a central authority. No single actor can damage the records. Blockchain technology is...
  • How farmers are making the most of digital technologies in East Africa?

    CTA has published four success stories from East Africa that shows how ICTs are enabling farmers to access information which allows them to improve their farming practices. The stories detail how women’s lives are transformed, how ICTs have tapped into the unbanked, and how they are facilitating credit lines. Some brief notes Transforming the lives of women farmers - The first story tells of a project managed by the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET). "The Enhancing Access to Agricultural Information using ICTs in Apac District (EAAI) project used radio programmes and mobile phones to tackle...
  • Call for Expressions of Interest - Eyes in the Sky: Smart Techs on the Ground

    As advertised by CTA, text abridged from their announcement The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published a Call for Expression of Interest . This call supports the usage of drones to ensure that smallholder farming needs to become more productive, more sustainable and more profitable are supported. In the recent past, CTA has supported the use of drones in agriculture in their member countries. For example,in 2017 CTA partnered with leading private sector operators, and assisted ICT start-ups in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo...
  • Invitation to young leaders within ICT4Ag

    European Commission is inviting young people to participate and play an active role in this year’s EDD 2018 Young Leaders Programme . The programme is looking for 15 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the development field. Are you a young person within the ICT4Ag and you have outstanding ideas within ICTs and Agriculture? Do you have achievement within SDGs and Agriculture? Requirements need If you are aged max 26 years old this year, you may be interested in this. Applications close on 2 March 2018 . Application Guidelines...