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Posts on the topic "Climate Smart Solution (CSS)"

  • How Smart Agriculture Competition is helping young agricultural talent in China to shine

    08/12/2021. For agricultural entrepreneur Xu Dan, one big hurdle he had to cross in his career in farming was transitioning from lab-based research work to practical application in a commercial setting. To make the jump, the master’s degree holder in organic agriculture from Holland’s Wageningen University & Research worked for an agricultural company to gain practical experience growing tomatoes. He returned to China in 2016 and founded a high-tech greenhouse startup. Together with his team of mostly Wageningen students and alumni, Xu is taking part in the Smart Agriculture Competition,...
  • CONNECTING YOUTH-LED DIGITAL INNOVATIONS TO FAO PROGRAMMES IN AFRICA

    Session Name: Connecting youth-led digital innovations to FAO and Partners’ Programmes in Africa Date: Monday, 07 September 2020 Time: 11:00 – 13:00 pm Venue: Virtual AGRF Channel Moderated by : Dickson Mbando Naftali, Head of Generation Africa Context: FAO and its patners seek to create a “Digital...
  • FAO webinar series on strengthening agricultural extension and advisory services system

    17 October. Rome . As a part of FAO’s work in transforming National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services System (EAS), FAO’s Research and Extension Unit wishes to start a webinar series to raise awareness on various challenges and opportunities related to strengthening and reforming EAS. EAS are undergoing a deep transformation due to the changing environment and context in which they operate. The previous top-down approach where EAS would simply transfer the technology to producers, can no longer address modern challenges. It appears to be clear that EAS will - effectively support...
  • How digital technologies can help Africa’s smallholder farmers

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Emily Duncan and Evan Fraser Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre for...
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  • Innovative insurance service for farmers based on satellite data gets commercial follow up in Uganda

    In sub-Saharan Africa, smallholder farmers are vulnerable to risks associated with changing weather patterns. In Uganda, the SUM-Africa project provides satellite based drought Index Insurance to protect farmers. The SUM-Africa project is supported by the G4AW program of Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and recently a Dutch Company (EARS) signed a long term contract with Uganda Agro Insurance Consortium (AIC) to continue this service. What are agricultural index insurance? Agricultural index insurance products are linked to an index, such as temperature, rainfall, crop yield or...
  • EIP-AGRI seminar: Multi-level strategies for digitising agriculture and rural areas

    “Multi-level strategies for digitising agriculture and rural areas”. This seminar will provide a platform for a stimulating debate on the importance of strategic planning to steer the digitisation of agriculture and rural areas, combining European, national, regional and local levels. The event...
  • Call for Proposals: Boosting Decent Employment for Africa’s Youth

    The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Dutch Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies, and the International Labour Organization ( ILO) have launched a call for concept notes for research to boost decent employment for young African men and women. The call supports action-oriented research that will help design effective and innovative interventions to develop soft skills and digital skills among youth and offer apprenticeships and mentorships in Africa. Nested within the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the call aims to provide key insights,...