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Posts on the topic "youth"

Posts on the topic "youth"

  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 successfully held  

    After two months’ tensive schedule, the pitch event of Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 was finally successfully held in the Rome time afternoon of 16 December via Zoom. Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 is co-organized by FAO, Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Municipal People's Government. It is undertaken by Talent Office of Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee, Hangzhou Agricultural and Rural Bureau, Jiande Municipal People's Government and Institute of Food Economy and Agrocommercial Management of Zhejiang University, with support from Foreign Economic Cooperation Center of the Ministry of...
  • Join the Pitch Event of Global AgriInno Challenge 2022

    Register here 16 December Friday| 13:00-15:00 CET 20:00-22:00 Beijing Time The Global AgriInno Challenge 2022, co-organized by FAO and Zhejiang University, encourages youth and women to harness innovation, entrepreneurship, and technologies to address challenges related to the agrifood transformation. The youth led-innovation solutions are selected for their standout entrepreneurship and promising potential for a positive impact on agrifood systems contributing to the Four Betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life. This year there are 8 youth-led...
  • Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 is open for registration!

    Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 Open Call: Connecting Youth-Led Innovation to the Agri-food Sector Duration of the Call: 14 October – 20 November 2022 Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 is officially o pen for recruitment ! Global AgriInno Challenge, a worldwide competition for youth agripreneurs and innovators, showcases and promotes smart digital innovative talent. With the last two sessions successfully held in 2020 and 2021, Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 will continue to provide startups an alive platform to exchange experience, enhance knowledge and offer the opportunity to join the huge...
  • Digitalization at the Science and Innovation Forum 2022: Digital for Impact, FAO Way Forward

    Harnessing digital technologies towards the SDGs Digital technologies are proving to be one of the key accelerators of sustainable development and are having a deep transformational effect on our economies and societies, including agriculture and food systems in general. In times of economic turndowns, they definitely hold the potential to unlock employment opportunities, bridge the rural divide and empower youth and women to access information, technology and markets, among many other opportunities that they trigger worldwide. As their critical role has now been clearly recognized, FAO...
  • 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...
  • Girls in ICTs - 2022 Theme: Access & Safety

    For girls and young women to thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, they need safe and reliable access to the internet and digital tools. That’s why, in consultation with youth, ITU identified “Access and Safety” as our theme for Girls in ICT 2022.This year 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...