Science, Technology and Innovation



Tackling gender inequalities in agrifood systems and empowering women reduces hunger, boosts the economy, and reinforces resilience to shocks like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


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By 2050 it is estimated that the global population will surpass nine billion. Food production must be sufficient to equitably feed such a growing population. Here are 4 ways science, technology and innovation can help transform agrifood systems


The collection and analysis of meteorological data is essential to ensure a proper water management. The functioning of climate sensors and meteorological stations for agricultural uses is presented.


This short video looks at how a cooperative-run Digital Village Service Centre in Lahiri Mohanpur in rural Bangladesh is promoting innovation and connectivity. Thereby transforming the lives and livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers and processors. FAO’s global Digital Village Initiative supports inclusive, gender-sensitive rural development and sustainable agrifood systems transformation.


In Sri Lanka, FAO is building capacities of local irrigation experts to monitor water productivity, identify water productivity gaps and propose solutions to reduce these gaps with real-time data from the FAO WaPOR platform. Thereby contributing to a sustainable increase of agricultural production that benefits farmers and safeguards the environment.


FAO is already using blockchain technology to ensure transparency, traceability and sustainability of food commodities. Here are a 3 examples of how blockchain can help us transform our agrifood systems.


Ismahane Elouafi’s Speech during the ONE Conference


Highlights the centrality of science, technology and innovation for agrifood systems transformation. The event will embrace a diversity of perspectives based on science, thereby facilitating rationalization and inclusiveness of debate.


FAO DG Qu Dongyu Video Message for the Science and Innovation Forum 17-21 October


The FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 will focus on highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for agrifood systems transformation.


We need #innovation and #technologies to suit and work well for small-scale producers so that we leave no one behind.


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


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.


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...


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...