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Posts on the topic "The World Bank"

Posts on the topic "The World Bank"

  • How technology aids agriculture in Bhutan

    For commercial agriculture to succeed, an investment into cash crops and investing in traditional agriculture is essential, also using information and communication technology (ICT). Mountain Hazelnuts is a company established with funding from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank , to develop innovative uses of ICT for its commercial agriculture operations. The company has helped farmers integrate ICTs within each step of the Mountain Hazelnuts business model. See the self-explanatory diagram below. © Yoichiro Ishihara/World bank Furthermore, about 150 staff provide extension...
  • ICTs Supports Agricultural Development in Indonesia

    The Palawija Forum article reports on the implementation of ICTs to support agriculture in Indonesia. Agriculture is a key sector which accounts for 31.7% the country’s labour-force. Therefore, the investment in ICT in the agricultural sector supports the economic development and poverty reduction as well as a strategy for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The article notes that ICTs play a role in crop production within the following stages, (i) pre-cultivation; (ii) crop cultivation and harvesting; and (iii) post-harvest. This is particularly important for Indonesian...
  • World Bank Group, ITU and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative’

    The World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new global programme to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries: the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative. The program is composed of two different but complementary work streams: operational and knowledge. The operational work stream supports governments in improving access to financial services and digital financial inclusion...
  • How can ICT Transform Agriculture?

    The WorldBank is holding a live Facebook chat on how ICT can transform agriculture . 10:00 AM ET | 3:00 P.M GMT Log on here to join About this event Today’s fast-evolving information and communication technology (ICT) represents a tremendous...
  • Internet of Things (loT) for Agriculture Webinar Series: "IoT: the Internet of Tractors"

    The World Bank Agriculture Global Practice is pleased to invited interested persons to the next webinar entitled, "loT: the Internet of Tractors". The webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 22 at 9 a.m EDT. About the webinar Rapid urbanization, aging farm populations, and depleting rural labor resources pose serious threats to our global food security. As rural labor resources come under continued pressure, tractors are the answer. When available, tractors can work 40x faster and be significantly less expensive than off-farm labor. Most farmers, however, can't afford to own their own...
  • How can ICT support farmers and the institutions that serve them?

    The question, " How can ICT support farmers and the institutions that serve them ?" will be debated on FHI360 Facebook Live on the 16th of August 2017 at 10:00 AM ET or 3:00 PM GMT. The debate will be hosted by the World Bank's Jeehye Kim and FHI 360's Berhane Gebru. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) presents an opportunity for farmers to boost productivity and food security and also to improve farmers' livelihoods. Join the debate on Facebook