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e-Agriculture is a global community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

The mission of e-Agriculture is to facilitate the discussion on the adoption and use of ICTs and digital innovations in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, natural resource management and rural development.

e-Agriculture was born out of Action Line C7 ICT Applications: e-agriculture from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) was assigned as facilitator of this action line and also took up the role of the facilitation of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice

News and e-Agriculture

  • Unleashing the potential of youth and women in the agri-preneurship with digitalization

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), started the sessions of the digital agriculture and innovation skills learning program and tools piloted with the representatives from groups of youth & women engaged in agri-preneurship across the country. The development process of this program was done through a working session that engaged eights experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda Information Society Authority , Rwanda...
  • AI Ethics: An Abrahamic commitment to the Rome Call

    (left to right: Sheikh Al Mahfoudh Bin Bayyah (Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum); Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the RenAIssance Foundation; and Chief Rabbi Eliezer Simha Weisz (member of the Council of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel). The three Abrahamic religions launch an appeal for an ethical development of artificial intelligence VATICAN CITY, 10th January 2023- “We have gathered with our Jewish and Muslim brothers in an event of great importance to call upon the world to think and act in the name of brotherhood and peace - even...
  • The first Digital Agriculture Bootcamp has concluded successfully

    Background Aiming to foster an enabling ecosystem to empower youth individuals/organizations in digitalization, entrepreneurship, and leadership to transform agri-food systems and digital villages, Global AgriInno Challenge has been co-organized by FAO and Zhejiang University. The objective of the proposed activity – Digital Agriculture Bootcamp was to systematically cultivate top winners from the Global AgriInno Challenge 2020 and 2021 with digital, entrepreneurial, and innovative capabilities to learn, share and use digital innovation solutions to develop and implement tailor-made,...