Science, Technology and Innovation

Videos

21/07/2022

How science and innovation can help achieve more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems

15/04/2022

8 April 2022, Wageningen, Netherlands/Rome - Launching of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and Wageningen University & Research: Science and Innovation for MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems.

29/03/2022

FAO and the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have a long-standing partnership and share common objectives to promote and carry out innovative and sustainable approaches for improving lives while safeguarding natural resources in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In...

23/03/2022

The Climate risk toolbox supports FAO practitioners and the public to ensure that climate risks are fully identified and addressed by all projects and to meet the requirements of both FAO’s Environmental and Social Management Guidelines.  The CRTB has been developed to promote the identific...

22/03/2022

Vittorio Fattori, FAO Food Safety Officer, explains that food may look different in the future than it does today but it still needs to be safe for human consumption. Foresight - a structured, forward-thinking approach – can build a better understanding of the drivers and trends that may affect t...

11/03/2022

In Burkina Faso, rice is a major staple crop and plays a considerable role in the economy, both as a source of income for poor farmers and as an important element in the diet of many households, especially in urban areas. For this reason, the AgrInvest-Food Systems project of FAO, an initiative ...

14/01/2022

This video is to recap the story of the Global AgriInno Challenge (GAC) 2021. GAC 2021 aims are to encourage youth and women to harness innovation, technologies and entrepreneurship to address challenges related to the transformation of rural villages into ‘Digital Villages’ that contribute to the Four Betters.

25/10/2021

In the United Arab Emirates the desert stretches for hundreds of kilometres. Summer temperatures rise above 40 degrees Celsius and freshwater is hard to find. Nevertheless, at the Emirates Fish Farm, outside Abu Dhabi, FAO is working with the UAE government to develop the country’s fish farmi...

27/08/2021

With the advent of the digital technology, many Small Island Developing States ( SIDS) have drawn on the power of innovation and digitalization to find solutions in agriculture, food, nutrition, environment and health. Restrictions caused by the arrival of COVID-19 have prompted innovators to loo...

24/08/2021

In Mozambique 80 percent of people depend on agriculture and fisheries for their livelihood. Fisheries’decline in recent years has led to fish scarcity and increases of prices. Fish has slowly become a delicacy that only few could afford. Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic added to the cha...

09/06/2021

Science is behind the practices, guidelines and standards that keep our food safe in production, transit, processing, at market and at home. This video shows how the work of scientists all over the world helps to keep food safe along the supply chain.

25/11/2020

Innovation is a central driving force for transforming agri- food systems. Digital agri-food systems innovation includes: online platforms, precision agriculture (based on sensors, geodata and artificial intelligence), E-extension, E-commerce and digital technologies for rural finance. Digita...

10/07/2020

Tools, machines and technologies have made our lives easier. Simple hand tools to advanced motorized equipment can fundamentally transform the way we farm. They can help us produce crops more efficiently and sustainably by…
1 Improving our use of natural resources.
2 Increasing fa...

15/05/2020

Yemen is predominantly a rural country, with close to 70 percent of its population living outside urban areas. Irrigated agriculture is the primary source of food, employment and economic activity. Water scarcity poses one of the most significant constraints to increasing food production in a ...