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24/10/2016
Pakistan, similar to many other countries, has a very active and growing sector exploring the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to help farmers. However, just like in many other countries, the success in using ICT is variable. Given this...
21/10/2016
The Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards 2016 is a competition looking for the latest innovations in the future of food. Sub-Saharan Africa faces a rapidly growing population and as a result, food production will need to increase significantly....
20/10/2016
This study assessed the existence of policies, rules and regulations governing the use of ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs) – or drones – in all 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group countries. The results are quite telling: as of April 2016, 73...
19/10/2016
As the farming season gets underway in Zimbabwe and Souther Africa, there is an overwhelming assumption that providing farmers with inputs, weather information and extension advice is all that needs to ensure food security and surplus commodities for the...
13/10/2016
The National E-Agriculture Web Portal is a strategic initiative of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) , to showcase the essential features...
11/10/2016
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Global Forest Watch uses cutting edge technology...
10/10/2016
Indigenous people such as Bedouin tribesmen and African farmers have long depended on traditional knowledge to help them coax food from the earth. Now a researcher hopes to meld this with science to create a drought-busting tool. Muthoni Masinde grew up...
07/10/2016
The Surui Cultural Map shows the Surui tribe of the Amazon's vision of their forest, including their territory and traditional history. To create this map, Surui youth interviewed their elders to document and map their ancestral sites, such as the site...
05/10/2016
The Ministry of Agriculture has announced a new 'smart' initiative to increase access to agriculture information and boost agricultural production. The initiative, dubbed "Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture Strategy and...
04/10/2016
The Global Drylands Assessment is a thematic study complementing the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment, from which it differs in both scope and method. No individual country reported data to the Assessment, and no official country information has...

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