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Posts on the topic "women"

Posts on the topic "women"

  • Bringing the benefits of digital agriculture to all: FAO joins the Digital Public Goods Alliance

    Membership will help FAO contribute to making digital tools and knowledge products more accessible to farm 30/05/2022. Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has become a member of the Digital Public Goods Alliance. This underscores FAO’s commitment to the development and championing of digital public goods that will help achieve sustainable agrifood systems and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Digital Public Goods Alliance ( DPGA) is a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to accelerate the attainment of the SDGs in low- and...
  • Reflections from the "Impact of digital technologies and innovation on smallholders farming: Stories from the field" at the ICTforAg Session

    In Zimbabwe, the poultry farmer Mr. Tafadzwa Charumbira, who is associated with Welthungerhilfe IPVC project, was interviewed in the Social Session at the ICTforAg 2022 Conference . He spoke at length about how an App he uses on his mobile phone has changed and improved his poultry business. He can upload data about mortality rates, food consumption, and the costs of production and the app calculates his profit margin, showing data and graphs. This enables him to plan accordingly. In addition, the app is a market platform which allows him to sell and advertise his bids and find new customers...
  • Apply before 22 March to be part of the first ever World Food Forum Young Scientists Group

    In line with this, the WFF is launching a call for applications for young scientists to identify scientists from all relevant disciplines to accelerate the positive transformation of our agrifood systems . The WFF Young Scientists Group ( YSG ) will provide scientific evidence and technical knowledge to the various initiatives of the Forum and will develop an annual WFF Young Scientists report on specific policy issues of particular concern to youth, related to agrifood systems transformation. Leveraging FAO areas of expertise, and engaging with partners and relevant academic networks, the...
  • New project to enhance digital literacy and foster agri-preneurship among youth and women in Rwanda

    Agricultural digitalization and bridging the gaps of digital literacy among the local farmers to entice more youth to be agri-preneurs 17/02/2022. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board has launched a new project to enhance the digital skills and innovation capabilities to foster agri-preneurship among youth and women in Rwanda. “This project is coming in addressing first of all the critical challenge we are having in terms of digital skills, but secondly it’s also coming to target more than 50 percent of our...
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Date : 11 February 2022 Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past decades, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and...
  • What’s cooking? Digital Transformation of the Agrifood System

    The Worldbank Group has recently published a new edition on “ Digital Transformation of the Agrifood System ” as part of the What’s Cooking series. The Agriculture and Food Series is intended to prompt public discussion and inform policies that will deliver higher incomes, reduce hunger, improve sustainability, and generate better health and nutrition from the food we grow and eat. This publication was supported by the members of the Digital Development Partnership, a program within the World bank. What’s cooking? Digital Transformation of the Agrifood System – an overview What’s Cooking:...
  • New deadline for submissions to the Open Call for the Global AgriInno Challenge

    New deadline for submissions: 24 Oct. 2021 The Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 Connecting Youth-led Innovation to the Agri-food Sector Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 kicks off! Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 aims to harness innovation, entrepreneurship and digital technologies to address challenges related to the transformation from rural villages into ‘Digital Villages ’ that contribute to the Four Betters : better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, while leaving no one behind. Join us now, and you’ll have the chance to share information and enhance your...