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Posts on the topic "cloud computing"

Posts on the topic "cloud computing"

  • Apply now for the 2022 Champion and Partnership Awards by 15 March 2022

    Nominations are now open for the FAO Champion Award and the FAO Partnership Award until 1 March 2022. The new annual Awards acknowledge progress in achieving FAO's objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The Awards are open to individuals, organizations, governments, foundations, academia or private sector leaders across the world.  We want to hear successful stories of agrifood systems transformation, advocating for change, or bringing about a chain reaction towards better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life. Celebrate the efforts of...
  • 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...
  • COVID-19 and e-commerce: a global review

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean have published a report entitled, “COVID-19 and e-commerce: a global review”. The report notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformations, with e-commerce digital solutions increasing globally. However, while witnessing a similar growth of e-commerce in the developing world, existing digital divides are likely to result in even greater inequalities. The report acknowledges the impact of COVID-19 globally, for example, it states, ‘The...
  • Special issue on Internet of Everything

    The​​​​me The Internet of Everything (IoE) is the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things. It was conceptualized by CISCO as the natural evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), in the aim of including the entire realm of information sources and destinations in one paradigm.Although the IoE concept has attracted the increasing attention of the scientific community since its introduction, the research results achieved so far have only just scratched the surface leaving the very fundamental questions regarding the IoE unanswered. In fact, the IoE has characteristics in terms of...
  • Four Key Findings: Smallholder Farmer Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture

    ICTWorks published a guest article that summarizes the research findings on Smallholder Farmers Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture. The research was done in Kenya and examined the use of ‘m-services’ by farmers. The study-examined factors affecting the likelihood of Kenyan farmers’ adoption of m-services specifically related to agriculture and livestock information, buying and selling products, and alerts about agricultural or livestock activities.The findings were that:- Farmers are using apps, but adoption is low Digital divides exist in wealth, gender and education Women lag (slightly)...
  • Is there a potential in adopting Artificial Intelligence in food and agriculture sector, and can it transform food systems and with what impact?

    By Thembani Malapela In brief AI and Machine Learning technologies could transform the agri-food systems and help ending hunger. UN-Wide System is adopting the Artificial Intelligence in its programmes. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is adopting and experimenting with AI and Machine Learning across the agriculture domain. FAO is also aware of the impact of AI and is now a signatory to the " Rome Call for AI Ethics " Introduction In 2017, l wrote a blog on whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) can improve agricultural productivit y and at that time, the...
  • Call for Digital Agriculture Solutions during COVID-19

    We would like to get feedback on the available digital solutions in agriculture, which the community can re-use or upscale. Many smallholder farmers in the global south require on-farm digital solutions to support them through-out the value chains and in their agricultural practices. COVID-19 has opened opportunities for the adoption of Digital Agriculture Solutions in various functions within value chains. Preliminary requirements Send your details through this link Digital Solutions in Agriculture Submissions should be in one of these languages: French, English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic,...
  • A Practical Guide to Using Blockchain within the United Nations

    UN Innovation Network has published the Blockchain Practical Guide as a public good. The book explains the road to blockchain and its key features and further offers a blockchain decision tree. Blockchain technologies introduce new systems of trust and exchange on which users can send value directly from one party to another without the need for intermediaries. For UN Entities, applications of blockchain technology include cash and remittance transfers, supply chain tracking, record keeping, digital identity, increasing transparency and many others. "Many UN agencies are using the assisting...
  • Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020

    The IST-Africa 2020 conference, supported by the European Commission (EC) and the African Union Commission (AUC), addresses a series of societal challenges. The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is a contribution to the joint efforts to solve these challenges. The hackathon addresses some of the key...