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GENOMICS IN AGRICULTURE - FAO E-MAIL CONFERENCE
Mar 2013 - The FAO e-mail conference on the "Impacts of genomics and other 'omics' for the crop, forestry, livestock, fishery and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" took place from 4 to 24 March 2013. Advances in genomics, the study of all the genetic material (i.e. the genome) of an organism, have been ...read more
FAO AND GRAMEEN FOUNDATION INFORM FARMERS USING SMARTPHONES
Mar 2013 - FAO and the Grameen Foundation teamed up to help farmers in Uganda. Specially programmed smart phones have been distributed among rural villages across 35 districts of the country, with the goal of providing farmers access to relevant, timely information on agricultural technologies and practices for smallholders.FAO, through its TECA (Technologies ...read more
OEKR AT TCI INVESTMENT DAYS
Dec 2012 - December 2012. FAO Investment Centre conducted its annual investment days event on December 17. A team of the FAO Research and Extension Branch participated in this event and presented some of their activities during plenary and parallel sessions. As well, OEKR hosted a side event based on “Realizing the potential ...read more
GMOs in the pipeline – FAO e-mail conference
Nov 2012 - November 2012. The FAO e-mail conference on "GMOs in the pipeline: Looking to the next five years in the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" took place from 5 November to 2 December 2012. The 11-page summary document is now available, entitled “An FAO e-mail conference ...read more
Market-oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop, 22-24 October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal
Oct 2012 - In collaboration with ‘the initiative prospective agricole et et rurale’ (IPAR) located in Dakar, Senegal, FAO is organizing a consultation workshop on Market-oriented Agricultural Advisory services (MOAAS) from 22 to 24 October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal which will involve farmer organizations, government representatives with a focus on MOAAS. Agricultural extension nowadays, ...read more
Oct 2012 - In this Episode of Hungry Planet - a FAO, IFAD and WFP production - three reports on agricultural cooperatives are presented from Guatemala, Afghanistan and Southern Niger. Particularly in Niger’s project (starting from 7.05 min), for which OEKR is Leader Technical Unit, agricultural cooperatives gain access to better seeds and better ...read more
Sharing knowledge in agricultural biotechnology: FAO Glossary relaunched
Oct 2012 - A revamped FAO "Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture" was recently relaunched in a new web version. Updated with over 3,000 terms and acronyms used regularly in agricultural biotechnology research, the glossary provides a reference point for experts and students worldwide through an innovative online collaboration tool. Improvements made ...read more
Regional  Consultation Workshop on Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop in Amman, Jordan, 15-17 October, 2012
Oct 2012 - To improve farmers livelihoods, there is a critical need for good knowledge of the business aspects of running their farm and of how to market their products. To achieve this may require a re-orientation of extension services that do not focus on production but instead focus on farm management marketing ...read more
It's all about smallholders: Efforts to revitalize Swazi agriculture
Sep 2012 - The Research and Extension Branch and the FAO Sub-regional office for Southern Africa presented a film on the Swaziland Agricultural Development Program (SADP). The short film, entitled "It's all about smallholders" was followed by presentations and discussions about SADP. SADP was established in 2009 to revitalize agriculture and contribute to the ...read more
Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop in Latin America, Santa Cruz (Bolivia) 8-9 October 2012
Jul 2012 - With the objective to raise awareness on essential principles for Market Oriented Agricultural Advisory Services (MOAAS), FAO with the support of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is organizing a MOOAS Workshop for the Latin America region to be held in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) next October. Its aim is ...read more
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