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Posts on the topic "climate"

Posts on the topic "climate"

  • INVITATION TO THE DIGITAL AGRICULTURE SESSION AT WSIS FORUM 2020

    Fostering an Enabling Ecosystem for Food and Agriculture through Digital Innovation at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2020 Time 14:00 - 15:00 CEST, Friday, 21 August 2020 REGISTER HERE On Friday 21 August, FAO, in collaboration with ITU and the Zhejiang University, will organize a Session on ‘ Digital Agriculture - Fostering an Enabling Ecosystem for Food and Agriculture through Digital Innovation ’- in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS+15) 2020 . The detailed program for session is available here . In a world where by 2050 there...
  • Webinar: Youth Innovation in Land, Soil and Water

    The FAO Land and Water Division presents this webinar titled: Youth Innovation in Land, Soil and Water. The webinar will take place on Thursday 23rd July - 14:30 - 15:30 CEST. Register here The engagement of youth and young professionals plays a key role achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Today’s youth are more geographically mobile and technologically connected than any other generation. Moreover, they hold a capital of innovative and scalable solutions and ideas that are often overlooked. In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, intergenerational exchange and cooperation is...
  • Apply to speak at the 12th ICT4D Conference in Nigeria

    The ICT4D Conference has announced the Call for Speakers, which opens until the 30th of November 2019 and we republish it below for our users . Inspire and make an impact at next year's 12th ICT4D Conference, confirmed to take place on April 21 - 23 in Abuja, Nigeria. The event is an excellent platform to emphasize your position as a visionary ICT leader and gives you the opportunity to join 900+ attendees for 3 days of networking and knowledge sharing. We are looking for practical case studies and presentations on truly cutting-edge applications and innovation in the use of digital...
  • China shares its approaches and experiences in digital agriculture and e-commerce transformation for its rural communities

    MARA delegation presents at the 6th FAO Digital Innovation Dialogue session. Part of MARA delegation during the presentation Rome. 11 October 2019 . Mr. Wang Xiaobing, the Director-General of Information Centre at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (MARA) led a delegation to FAO. The team presented China’s approaches and experiences in digital agriculture and e-commerce transformation for its rural communities at the 6th Digital Innovation Dialogue, held in FAO Headquarters. In recent years, China has made great efforts to promote the integration...
  • 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...
  • Climate change and variability underscore need for innovation in farming

    The original post was published by FAO Rwanda , reproduced for e-Agriculture Community for news purposes The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have taken steps to boost the capacity of extension workers and farmers to respond to climate change and variability in agricultural practice. Under the lead of FAO’s Digital Innovation Unit, the renewed cooperation, “Agro-meteorological and Agro-climatological Services in Developing Countries: Digital Innovation to tackle climate change,” was initiated in Rwanda in December 2017...