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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

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  • Register now: Pitch Event of Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 by 9 December | 13:00 -15:00 CET)

    Pitch Event | Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 9 December | 13:00 -15:00 CET Register Now Join us for the upcoming Pitch Event of the Global AgriInno Challenge (GAC) 2021 which will be held on Thursday, 9 December, 13:00-15:00 hours CET. The GAC 2021, co-organized by FAO and Zhejiang University, with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China and Pinduoduo, aims to encourage youth and women to harness innovation, entrepreneurship, and technologies to address challenges related to the transformation of rural villages into ‘Digital Villages’ that contribute to the Four...
  • Webinar : Data Governance In Agriculture: Including Farmers

    “Putting farmers at the center of a sustainable and equitable digital transformation of agriculture” is the core objective of the GFAR Collective Action on Inclusive Digital Transformation of Agriculture. The initial partners in the Action, facilitated by GFAR, are: the Forum of the Americas for Agricultural Research and Technology Development ( FORAGRO ), the Confederation of Family Producers Organizations of the Expanded Mercosur ( COPROFAM ), Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition ( GODAN ) and AgGateway . In the context of this Action, GODAN is hosting a webinar that addresses...
  • 2021 Innovation Award winners announced

    FAO and Switzerland celebrate annual awards at World Food Forum [ As published on FAO News ] 1 October 2021, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Federal Government of Switzerland have announced the winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems, a joint initiative designed to encourage and celebrate innovation and entrepreneurs who successfully implement outstanding projects in the agriculture sector. The awards were announced in a virtual ceremony with the participation of FAO Director-General...