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    Yara ImageIT is a smartphone app designed to measure nitrogen uptake in a crop and generate a nitrogen recommendation based on photographs of the crop. ImageIT calculates nitrogen uptake based on leaf cover, leaf green color and estimated fraction of brown leaves. The app also generates an...

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    ICTs are pivotal for the future of agriculture. As they are finding an ever important space in most sectors of everyday life, agriculture should't be an exeption. ICTs can help in many ways producers and particularly smallholders in their livelihoods and development. In particular, ICTs can be an...

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    Today marks the International Girls in ICT Day 2017, which is celebrated yearly on the 4th Thursday in April. The day is organised by ITU ; the UN Women has also issued a commemoration statement.  What is Girls in ICT Day? This is an initiative that was backed by all International Telecommunication...

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    By the year 2050, the world population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion: demand for food will grow dramatically. Following a present trend, 2/3 of this population will be concetrated in big cities. In sub-saharan Africa, the number of 15-24 year olds will dramatically increase. The challenge at...

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    AGRIinsight is a UK-based company developing innovative technologies to be used in emerging markets. AGRIinsight has developed an online platform that has a powerful geo-visualisation interface, relevant map overlays and search and communication tools that enables users to store, visualise and...

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    Preliminary results of a study shows that using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least 10%. The SciDevNEt reported that The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Southern Africa has adopted the use of unmanned...

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    In this blog, The water sources worldwide are dwindling, the SDGs and the Paris agreement have an overaching policy guides on the use of water FAO focuses on water in 3 main categories; information and knowledge,policy advice, and technical support to member countries. The role of ICTs in water...

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    The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is set to launch a new book entitled,  ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs. This books relays CTA's experience of working with young people in the information and communications technology (ICT)...

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    Nigeria has one of the largest inventories of uncultivated farmland on earth, but they are losing crops in volumes because of labor shortages and lack of mechanization.” according to Jehiel Oliver, CEO of Hello Tractor. Many smallholder farmers cannot afford to pay someone else for high-season help...

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    © FAO,2017 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a publicly accessible near real time database (WaPOR) using satellite data that allows monitoring of agricultural water productivity. The WaPOR monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over...

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