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

Innovations on Sustainable Food and Agriculture Recognized at FAO Awards

During the FAO Awards held on 26 June 2019, winners of the International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture were recognized.   The Award was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Government of Switzerland on October 2018 and was opened to individuals, private companies, and institutions. Over 400 proposals were received worldwide and were evaluated based on quality and merit of the innovation, its potential benefit, impact and sustainability, scalability,

Pacific Media Innovation Fund: call for applications

The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) Innovation Fund has been established to provide funding support to Pacific stakeholders and development partners that play a role in media and communications in the region. It is designed to help build both technical and creative capacity of the Pacific media and communication sectors. PACMAS is looking for home-grown innovative activities that promote and support Communication for Development through: creation of new media content that

Call for proposals: ICT research for climate change

The 2012 Research Grants on Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of Climate Change are an initiative of the School of Computing and Informatics and the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) of the University of Nairobi, Kenya, supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. The project aims to strengthen capacities of registered Masters and PhD students in universities in Africa, Asia

Call for papers: communication and social change

“Beyond the Impasse: Exploring New Thinking in Communication & Social Change” is the title of the inaugural boutique conference of the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CSC) of the University of Queensland. The conference on innovation in critical communication for social change will be held on 29-31 January 2013 at Brisbane, Australia. The conference will highlight new ways of exploring solutions to persistent problems and present opportunities for innovative engagement with communication