FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu calls for collaborative action against hunger and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

During the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General QU Dongyu said that Latin America and the Caribbean could be at the forefront of global food and agriculture when they step up to address increasing hunger and inequality rates in the region.  FAO signed several letters of intent to pursue

Rice technologies adoption among Bolivian farmers

The role of farmer organizations, agricultural extensions, and San Juan de Yapacaní (Bolivia’s rice technology hub) turned out to be the determinants which affect most of the farmers’ decision making. Knowledge dissemination of agricultural technologies further promoted by government policies and diffusion centers are therefore important to better Bolivian farmers’ livelihoods.

Perception and Use of ICTs in the Agricultural Extension of Trinidad

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which are being used to collect and transmit data through technological devices like mobile phones, are deemed effective solutions to the said challenges proven to serve farmers in the Caribbean effectively (Ganpat et al., 2010; McNamara, 2017).

Gender Gap in Climate Information Services of Ghana

Partey et al. (2020) conducted a study in Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) climate-smart village research for development site (CSV 4RD) in the Lawra-Jirapa Districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana.

Engaging the Youth in Agriculture Through Digital Innovations

Many studies have noted the decreasing interest of the youth in agriculture. However, digital technologies can facilitate youth engagement in the sector to address unemployment and food insecurity. FAO (2018) identified drones and various applications as innovations that can revolutionize agriculture. Drones are able to collect real-time and in-depth data on food and agricultural challenges. On the other hand, applications have facilitated the reporting and management of pests on farms

Call for Papers: 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018

The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka together with the international collaborations welcomes everyone to the 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018 (AGRICO 2018) with a them “Innovations in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future” on 16-18 August in Colombo, Sri Lanka. AGRICO 2018 invites researchers, agriculturists, policy makers, young individuals, horticulturists, agricultural engineers, industry experts, stakeholders, agronomists, and all other enthusiastic participants to gain international experience within research and

ICTs support agricultural productivity in India

Amidst declining natural resources for production and the need to enhance livelihoods of those who depend on agriculture, India ventured on maximizing the potent of information communication technologies (ICTs) to address challenges in the agriculture sector.  Bhalekar, Ingle, and Pathak (2015) studied some ICT projects on agriculture for rural development in India. Three of these projects focused on promoting agricultural development. Lessons from these studies indicate that ICTs can build up

‘Voice of Coastal People’ Tackles Climate Resilient Agriculture in Bangladesh

A network of rural radio stations in Bangladesh called “Opukoler Kotha” or “Voice of the People” has been addressing climate resilience among small farmers in southern coastal areas of the country. Composed of Krishi Radio, Radio Nalta, Radio Sundarban, and Radio Lokobetar, the network has established 100 listener clubs with at least 25 members each in their coverage areas. Using transistor radio units and their mobile phones, members of the

Call for participants: Mobile tech for agricultural and rural development in the global South

The University of Manchester will hold a free workshop on ‘Mobile Technology for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Global South’ on 20th October 2016 to share research and practice on current trends and to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines and practitioners with experience of implementing mobile applications and agriculture information systems in differing country contexts. The workshop aims to shape future research and form the basis for research

FAO offers a free course on family farming

UN FAO and the Brazilian government launched the first course self-learning on cotton production chain called, “Strategies for Strengthening the cotton Sector Development of Family Farming” through the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC/MRE) in the area of Brazil Cooperation Programme FAO which started last 30 June 2016 and will run until 30 June 2017. This course forms part of the regional project, “Strengthening the Cotton Sector by Means of South-South Cooperation”