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المنتدى العالمي المعني بالأمن الغذائي والتغذية

Summary of "Using information technology in the agriculture of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies and beyond - The potential of Wisdom Agriculture for poverty reduction and improved food security"

This document summarizes the online discussion Using information technology in the agriculture of APEC economies and beyond – The potential of Wisdom Agriculture for poverty reduction and improved food security which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 9 to 30 November 2016. The discussion was organized in the context of the APEC Wisdom Agriculture Workshop, which took place in Yinchuan, China from 24 to 25 November, and was facilitated by Guomin Zhou from the Agriculture Information Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

The aim of this discussion was to explore how applying information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agriculture can contribute to poverty reduction and increased food security, and to discuss the specific challenges and bottlenecks for realizing the holistic use of ICTs for agricultural development – an approach conceptualized in China as “Wisdom Agriculture”. In addition, participants were asked to share information on the status of the use of ICTs in the agricultural sector of their respective countries, and to share examples of effective ICT applications in this regard.