22 August, 2017The drone technology is the new fad. Drones or Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are revolutionizing agriculture, for example the use of remote sensing in agriculture. In essence, the use of drones for Precision Agriculture, farming, pest management and crop management is exploding worldwide. What has... more »
8 May, 2017This introductory piece is part of a broader series of blogs that will look at the application of ICTs to the SDGs. The first blog introduces the SDGs and their conceptual framework and their integration to the agricultural domain - using the FAO mainstreaming of SDGs as an example. In the... more »
Interview with Innocent Chamisa: Looking back, looking ahead …ICTs and Sustainable Crop Production Intensification...
2 May, 2017Following the forum on The Role of ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based system (mainly fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) we caught up with Innocent Chamisa - the co-moderator from the Rural and Urban Crop and Mechanization Systems Team (AGPML)... more »
24 April, 2017In 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... more »
Rejoignez-nous pour un webinaire sur la recherche d’information scientifique sur la nutrition – Naviguez AGORA!
21 April, 2017Cette annonce est reproduite et partagée dans l'e-agriculture tel que publié dans AIMS Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer trois webinaires (en anglais, en français et en espagnol) donnant plus d’informations sur comment s’orienter sur AGORA pour faciliter la recherche d'informations dans le domaine... more »
14 February, 2017Can ICTs make the youth stay in agriculture? FAO and partners established that rural youth are the future of food security, yet the challenge is that few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture or rural areas. A study published by FAO noted six principal challenges affecting youth... more »
The role of ICTs in Africa’s sustainable and inclusive development: understanding the capacity challenges
7 November, 2016This is the title of the recently published memoirs by the Rt. Honourable Saulos Klaus Chilima (PhD), the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi. This is part of the ACBF African Development Memoirs Series. The African Capacity Building Foundation’s Development Memoirs Series is a key instrument... more »
2 November, 2016FAO and World Bank met to share experiences in using drones for improving governance and support to developmental projects. The seminar was recently held in Rome at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO of the United Nations) on the 28th of October, 2016. The purpose of this seminar was to... more »
16 September, 2013This blog was originally posted by Brenna Goth on September 4, 2013 in the CIMMYT blog.Mobile phones promise new opportunities for reaching farmers with agricultural information, but are their potential fully utilized? CIMMYT’s agricultural economist Surabhi Mittal and IRRI’s economist Mamta Mehar... more »
12 August, 2013According to the report of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), remittance contributes about 25% to the country's GDP and also according to the report of Department of Immigration of Tribhuvan International Airport 1500 plus Nepali youths migrate abroad daily to foreign job market. These two facts depict... more »