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The 11th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is being held in Berlin from 17th to 19th January 2019 on the subject "Agriculture Goes Digital – Smart Solutions for Future Farming”.The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international...
International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture - Call for nominations
11 January 2019
International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture The call for nominations is now open.  To find out more, visit:  www.fao.org/Innovation  
Agrobots and Agricultural Mechanization a mutual link
21 December 2018
The third International Forum of Agricultural Robotics (FIRA), held in Toulouse –...
5 October 2018, Rome - FAO and the African Union today launched a new framework document that aims to increase agricultural efficiency and reduce drudgery by helping countries in Africa to develop strategies for sustainable farm mechanization.   The Sustainable Agricultural...
Following the Consultative Meeting on a Mechanization Strategy: New models for sustainable agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, 2016; the African Conservation Tillage Network produced this video with a series of interviews to some of the experts participating in...
A new training manual launched today provides practical guidance for agricultural mechanization entrepreneurs in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital to invest in the farm power required to increase food production especially in Africa.  The five-module training manual targeted...
Positive prospects for solar-powered irrigation systems
12 April 2018
Solar powered irrigation systems are now an affordable and climate-friendly technology for both large and small-scale farmers in developing countries.  But they need to...
The Second Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture will be held on 9-12 October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.   The aim of 2ACCA is to bring together expert knowledge, information, and insights from practitioners from across different sectors and interests groups...
FAO provides assistance to the Government of Chad in developing national strategy for agricultural mechanization
08 December 2017
La FAO assiste le gouvernement tchadien dans l’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale de la mécanisation agricole   L’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale de mécanisation agricole au Tchad a été au cœur d’un atelier de concertation organisé par le Ministère de la production, de...
Implementing the Save and Grow approach: Building the basis for sustainable and climate resilient cropping systems
10 November 2017
Implementing the Save and Grow approach: Building the basis for sustainable and climate resilient cropping systems
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