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24/01/2017
The G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Declaration 2017 "Towards food and water security: Fostering sustainability, advancing innovation" published after the meeting held on January 22nd 2017 in Berlin, acknowledges the importance of ICTs for agricultural...
19/01/2017
This video animation has been produced by students from the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing ate the Wageningen University and Research Centre in the context of the GRS-60312 Remote Sensing and GIS Integration Consultancy Project...
17/01/2017
With 60% of uncultivated arable land untapped in Africa, agriculture is earmarked as an economic engine for the continent. Growing trade volumes in the East African region provides both opportunities and challenges. A major obstacle facing the region’s...
23/12/2016
Natural disasters account for losses, on average, of US$51 billion in developing countries every year, yet only a small minority of these losses are insured. Smallholder farmers are particularly exposed to the unpredictability of climaterelated risks, e....
22/12/2016
By 2050, the world’s population will reach 9.2 billion, which will require food production to be increased by about 60 percent. This is no easy task. With arable lands shrinking due to urbanization and climate change presenting numerous challenges to...
15/12/2016
With over two billion people in the world living in smallholder settlements and depending on agriculture as their main source of income, boosting agricultural productivity has never been more important. However, for smallholder farmers in the developing...
07/12/2016
Mobilink has launched BaKhabar Kissan, an application exclusively dedicated to Pakistani farmers. The app provides necessary information relating to the agricultural needs like farming techniques, weather forecasts, cultivation methods, market rates of...
05/12/2016
After the consultations with Central Asia and the Caucasus Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (CACAARI), FAO Bureau for Europe and Central Asia, and the Central Asia and the Caucasus Forum for Rural Advisory Services (CAC-FRAS), the common...
01/12/2016
The 2017 edition the annual New Year School and Conference which will be opened at the University of Ghana in January next year is expected to focus on how to modernise agriculture through the application of Information Communication Technology (ICT)...
09/11/2016
Papua New Guinea is a developing country that is prone to natural disasters and the effects of climate change affect the country’s 87% of the rural population (World Bank, 2015) who depend heavily on agriculture. With food security and a cash economy at...

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