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The Knowledge Base is home to valuable resources related to ICT in Agriculture and Rural Development. These resources are submitted by Community members covering experiences and outcomes through case studies and reports, ICT statistics, examples of government e-Agriculture programmes and policies, and other relevant information.

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  • 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. Their report 'Towards Cost and Benefit...
  • 13/01/2017
    The intersection of work on Innovation Platforms, instructional design and learning technologies culminated in a blended course on “Understanding, Facilitating and Monitoring Agricultural Innovation Platforms”. The purpose of this course, originally run as a face to face workshop in 2014, and...
  • 11/01/2017
    Some people prefer Google when exploring the Web. Some like Yahoo or Bing. But now more than 2.5 million people a month are using Ecosia, because every time they click “Search” they help plant a tree. Ecosia donates an impressive 80 percent of its income, after expenses, to programs that sows trees...
  • 05/01/2017
    10,000 years of agricultural evolution can be largely grouped into just four development eras: Paleothic (early domestication of plants and animals), Antiquity (roughly the 2000 years BCE, in which more efficient farming systems were developed), the Modern Era (roughly 1700 to 1900 when...
  • 28/12/2016
    Assesing the impact of a commercial mobile agriculture (mAgri) solution is a study "that provides an evaluation of the impact of the Connected Farmer mAgri solution and documentation of the lessons learned during its implementation. It focuses on the case of Connected Farmer adoption by Kenya Nut...
  • 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.g. drought and pests. These are difficult to...
  • 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 produce food from existing farms, there is a...
  • 19/12/2016
    The Global Drone Regulation Database is comprised of a country directory with summaries of national drone laws. The objective is to provide humanitarian and non-humanitarian actors with a database of relevant national regulations, additional resources, and links to original regulatory documents to...
  • 16/12/2016
    ComDev Asia is a regional platform designed to document experiences and promote knowledge sharing and joint initiatives in communication applied to agriculture and rural development. ComDev Asia supports communication, development and community media professionals based in Asia-Pacific to: share...
  • 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 world, a number of barriers stand in the way...
  • 14/12/2016
    African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) is a private sector initiative whose core mandate is to “Strengthen agribusiness incubation capacity as well as commercialize agricultural technologies and innovation in Africa”. The network was formed in November 2014 and registered in 2015 in Accra,...
  • 13/12/2016
    PPgis host four distinct communities, namely the global list which is Anglophone, and lists for French- Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking practitioners. These online platforms serve as global avenues for discussing issues, sharing experiences and good practices related to participatory mapping,...
  • 12/12/2016
    HITCH is a Smart Wireless Mesh Router & Predictive Content Caching Software Platform, that pre-downloads relevant online content once, so many users can access the same information quickly without an Internet connection. Globally, over 4 billion people don’t have sustainable (available,...
  • 10/12/2016
    This toolkit is part of the Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE) research programme. The programme explores how to deliver humanitarian aid in some of the most challenging conflict environments. Based on three years of field work in four countries – Afghanistan, South Central Somalia,...
  • 08/12/2016
    I would like to share with the community an assessment of the senekela project in Mali done in 2015 in a video form with a text incorporated as colloquim act. The text is entitled "Des systèmes d’information de marché pour une commercialisation plus équitable. Le projet Sénèkela au Mali",PP65-71 a...
  • 08/12/2016
    Few technologies have undergone as radical a change as drones. Where five years ago, drones were mainly seen as an instrument of war, today they are far more likely to be flown by a wedding photographer than an airman. Earlier this year, the Consumer Technology Association estimated that globally 9...
  • 30/11/2016
    For mor information on how ICTs are used for improved access to agricultural inputs in Mozambique download the pdf attached to this post. This pdf was made available by Walter de Oliveira from FAO Mozambique within the framework of the online forum discussion on the use of ICTs for resilience.   
  • 25/11/2016
    With the advent of web 2.0 and social media, a new phase of data openness began a few years ago when a number of tools and technologies were made available and accessible to many people worldwide. This has provided increased access to information and enhanced the ability to collaborate through...
  • 24/11/2016
    Through various applications, the importance of mobile technologies has been more evident in developing economies since the late 1990s. One such application has been mobile money services, where mobile network subscribers transfer money electronically via a mobile phone, thus eliminating some of...
  • 23/11/2016
    An Uber-like smartphone app has been launched in India, aimed at making it easier for farmers to hire tractors. Many small-scale farmers are unable to buy their own and often have to rent them at high rates. Now, vehicle-maker Mahindra and Mahindra has launched an app called Trringo offering hourly...
  • 22/11/2016
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and e-Agriculture are preparing an online forum discussion on "Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Resilience". The forum will take place from 28 November to 13 December 2016.  We invite all our members to...
  • 21/11/2016
    Syecomp Ghana Ltd is a technology driven, social impact geospatial company incorporated in Ghana since 2009 and primarily focuses on research and knowledge management, and enhancing agriculture through ICT and advanced geospatial solutions. The company is a recognised market leader in the provision...
  • 18/11/2016
    The Virtual Transfer Technology Centres (vTTCs) serve as a virtual platform to foster the transfer of innovative know-how and experiences in the field of rainwater harvesting and irrigation and sustainable agricultural management in the rural dryland areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of the...
  • 11/11/2016
    ICT Update 83 is dedicated to ICT solutions in agriculture coming from young entrepreneurs.  In this issue you can read how young innovators in Africa, the Caribbean, and Pacific region, have recognised the need for creative solutions to raise agricultural productivity and the huge prospective...
  • 11/11/2016
    The majority of studies and articles on the use of drones/UAVs for agriculture seem to focus on examples and opportunities in the US, Europe or Japan. These reports talk about the needs for large scale aerial surveys over massive farms, machine learning algorithms for automated crop detection, and...
  • 10/11/2016
    Flying drones after the growing season is a great time to reexamine the possibilities of how added aerial intelligence can enhance the various aspects of your farming operation. You’ve taken great strides in utilizing your unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to ensure you have a successful crop from...
  • 09/11/2016
    The E-agriculture Strategy Guide brochure is a 6 side (3 fold page style) ready recokner/ quick guide to introducing the FAO-ITU E-agriculture Strategy Guide. The E-agriculture strategy guide is an attempt to provide countries with a framework to develop their national e-agriculture strategies. E-...
  • 03/11/2016
    mFarms platform is an easy-to-use mobile and web based system for managing and communicating with actors within the agricultural value chain. The tools build linkages, improve communication and operational efficiencies among value chain actors dispersed over a large area. It provides the tools to...
  • 27/10/2016
    While the nations of the world were preparing to adopt new development goals after the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, the increasing digital divide between developed and developing countries was of great concern. The divide has led to the marginalization...
  • 26/10/2016
    The e-Agriculture team is looking for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to participate in our online Forum "ICTs for Resilience" scheduled from 28/11/2016 to 13/12/2016. In order to participate in the forum and be a SME, you first have to become a member. You can review past forums in the Forum Archive...

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