Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Technology

Food Security and Nutrition resources

E-agriculture in action

E-agriculture or ICT in agriculture holds great promise in providing access to innovative solutions to many challenges faced by smallholder resource-poor farmers. Access to the right information at the right time makes a great impact on the livelihoods of communities involved in agriculture and...

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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)...

Food Security and Nutrition resources

How Access to Energy Can Influence Food Losses

The report begins by reviewing the evidence to date focussing on the magnitude and geographical distribution of food losses. In the next sections the role of energy in post-harvest losses is discussed. Thereafter, the main entry points within the food value chain where lack of access to energy...

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Using information technology in the agriculture of APEC economies and beyond – The potential of Wisdom Agriculture for poverty reduction and improved food security.

Wisdom Agriculture, as it is known in China, is the holistic application of information and communications technology (ICT) to agriculture. The use of ICTs carries huge potential for making farmers produce more and better food all while making them better off economically and improving food security and nutrition. What are the specific challenges and bottlenecks for the full realization of this?

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E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development

The UN E-Government Survey 2016 on “E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development” offers a snapshot of trends in the development of e-government in countries across the globe. According to the Survey more governments are embracing information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver...
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Harnessing the benefits of ecosystem services for effective ecological intensification in agriculture

The next few decades will witness a rapidly increasing demand for agricultural products. This growing demand needs to be met largely through intensification (produce more from the same land surface) because there is little scope for an increase in agricultural area. Ecological intensification - the optimization of all provisioning, regulating and supporting ecosystem services in the agricultural production process - has been proposed as a promising solution. The aim of this discussion is to foster a dialogue on emerging knowledge from research on ecological intensification.

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