Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are able to gather large amounts of information cheaply and efficiently by virtue of their aerial perspective.
Those data are a crucial element for Precision Agriculture, using advanced tools and technologies to observe and measure...
Last week, Expo Milan 2015 and Feeding Knowledge awarded the best practice on "Informatics tools for competitiveness of local food productions from South Mediterranean countries to European entry points".
Within this project new digital procedures were set up to facilitate trade relations between...
The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), supported by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), recently completed a report on the uptake and use of ICTs in value chains in the Caribbean.
The report includes case studies and analyses of the use...
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) represents the community electronic media [Community Radio | Community TV | Community Film] sector to Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies, Media, Academia and Development Partners from 2000. BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status...
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published the video with the final highlights from Fin4Ag International Conference.
The Fin4Ag International Conference, entitled "Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains", held from 14 to 18 July 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya...
The BusinessDay, a daily newspaper focusing on Nigerian business and politics, has published "How value chain, ICT improve agric financing", an article by Oluyinka Alawode.
In this interesting piece, the autror focuses, form a business point of view, one one of the key facts arisen during the...
From July 14th to 18th 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya, will be held the Fin4Ag International Conference, organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA).
Reinventing business or regulatory models
The paper "Agricultural Market Information Services in Developing Countries: A Review", by authors Mawazo M. Magesa, Kisangiri Michael and Jesuk Ko, has been published in the Journal "Advances in Computer Science: an International Journal" (ACSIJ), Vol. 3, Issue 3, No.9 , May 2014.
In this article...
The new issue of ICT Update, no. 77 "Linking farmers to markets", has just been published. In preparation to Fin4Ag Conference that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 14-18 July 2014, this issue explores how mobile applications have helped smallholder farmers improve their commercial farming...
The Australian Society of Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture (ASICTA), along with Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA), Edith Cowan University (ECU) and CSBP, is organizing the “9th Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in...
The International Trading Centre (ITC) has just launched a new website, Standards Map, which will provide small and medium entrepreneurs willing to export their products, with a reliable tool to keep track of voluntary sustainability standards (i.e.: guidelines, rules and product characteristics),...
This issue of ICT Update, entitled "Mobile finance - next stop agriculture", is dedicated to emerging innovations in mobile finance for agircultural value chains. Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain, and creating alternative ways of making...
The Canadian Center of Science and Education published on their Journal of Agricultural Science [Vol. 5, No. 11; 2013] “Farmers Use of ICTs for Marketing Information Outlets in Oyo State, Nigeria”, a paper by researchers R. A. Oyeyinka and R. O. Bello.
The study takes the steps from the issue...
Solidaridad Network is an international organization with 9 Regional Expertise Centres worldwide. This network works on creating sustainable supply chains from the producer to the consumer. After a four year development process which started in Brazil, Solidaridad has launched Rural Horizons, an...
Abstract: All of us are actors in the food chain - either as consumers (making decisions on daily food supplies) or as producers (producing of some fraction of those supplies). Actors and activities within the food chain are tightly intertwined and coupled together. The food chain is also...
The final agenda outlines the schedule and topics for discussion at the Partnership Meeting. It is available for download here. Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English will be available for the duration of the Meeting.
Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair...
Davao city (Philippines): The city’s information and communications technology (ICT) umbrella group hopes to make Davao Region’s farmers more competitive with the establishment of a farm-to-e-market Web portal.
“The farm-to-e-market portal will make the farmers more mobile and better aware of the...
Agreement covers knowledge exchange, resilience, women’s leadership support and poverty measurement
Grameen Foundation and FAO will work closely to enhance small-holder farmer access to knowledge and technologies for sustainable production and food security through the use of mobile agriculture...
By Leah Meadows. Orginally published on Agri-Fin Mobile, a site about Mercy Corps' project to “bundle” key services of agricultural advice from private sector, research and extension institutions with financial services providers and telecommunications companies.
When Ida was 15 years old, she...
Agriculture is the largest ecomomic sector in Rwanda. Recognizing this, the ICT Minister says that "Making Rwanda smart is making agriculture smart".
Interviews with farmers and people marketing agricultural produce indicate that awareness of ICT information services and the benefits are currently...