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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.

We invite you to submit materials relating to e-Agriculture that fit within the established criteria as mentioned above.

  • 26/08/2015
    Thomson Reuters published an in-depth report on " How will we fill 9 billion bowls by 2050?" The report raises the big issue of how the world will feed the 90 billion or more people predicted to be living on earth by 2050. Dr. Woteki, Chief Scientist and Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of...
  • 17/08/2015
    The Just Associates (JASS), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Women'sNet (APC/JASS/Women'sNet) launched this month a toolkit to improve the use of ICT for Feminist Movement: “Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support...
  • 12/08/2015
    The World Bank Institute has a dedicated practice group called WBI Knowledge Exchange. The practice group facilitates the mainstreaming of South-South knowledge Exchange as a full-fledged development instrument throughout World Bank strategies, operational products and services. It provides a range...
  • Frontcover
    12/08/2015
    Mobile phones have reached some of the most remote parts of the globe. Their rapid spread offers opportunities to improve the lives of small-scale farmers across the developing world. Indeed, companies have already started to capitalize on this trend by using mobile phones to help farmers to access...
  • 10/08/2015
    FAO’s Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) designed and developed a web-based secure information system to support country level veterinary services by facilitating regional and global disease information: EMPRES Global Animal Disease Information System (EMPRES-i), http://empres-i.fao.org.
  • EMA-i mobile App
    10/08/2015
    Surveillance and early warning of animal disease outbreaks, including zoonotic diseases, with potential public health impact enables national authorities to advise at-risk populations. However, early detection and timely reporting of animal diseases from the field are a challenge in developing...
  • 29/07/2015
    This paper establishes the relationship between the rural development in India and the social media networks. The area of rural development in India is as multi- faceted as the country itself and by and large media has affected almost every aspect of rural development. The paper extends the...
  • OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015
    21/07/2015
    The OECD Outlook is a biennial series which examines and documents evolutions and emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy.It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of ICTs and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Read the...
  • 20/07/2015
    This paper presents an overview of the landscape of agriculture cooperatives in Sub- Saharan Africa and opportunities for mobile services. This study analyses the key activities and existing mobile and ICT services for cooperatives distributed over two main service segments, information and...
  • Award Ceremony Expo Milano Best Practices Competition
    13/07/2015
    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...
  • 07/07/2015
    On June 3, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. This 1-day conference  brought together +150 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector to examine how new innovations can empower smallholder farmers, and the entire...
  • 07/07/2015
    A new article by our e-Agriculture member Benjamin Kwasi Addom on "Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A case of intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation Systems" was published in the latest edition of "The Journal of Community Informatics".  The article talks about the challenges of KM within...
  • Mobile Payments CTA
    06/07/2015
    Leading up to the 2014 Fin4Ag – Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains international conference, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) commissioned a study to explore the state of digital/mobile payments in agriculture. The results of the study are now pulished...
  • 02/07/2015
    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...
  • 10/06/2015
    Agriculture Corner had launched the Pakistan’s first ever Android application for farming and associated communities in May, 2014.  Agriculture Corner is on a continuous mission to bring enhancements in its systems to provide swift and superior agronomic services to farming and associated...
  • WSIS Stocktaking Report 2015
    02/06/2015
    The WSIS Stocktaking process is one of the outcomes of the WSIS Summit. For more than ten years, the WSIS Stocktaking process has been serving as a global repository for collecting and reporting on ICT-related projects fostering implementation of the WSIS outcomes. Stocktaking reports have so...
  • High Level Track
    01/06/2015
    The WSIS Forum 2015 was held from the 25–29 May 2015 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva. This year the Forum attracted more than 1800 WSIS Stakeholders from more than 140 countries. Several high-level representatives of the wider WSIS Stakeholder community graced the Forum with more than 60...
  • e-Agricutlure 10 year Review Report
    25/05/2015
    The e-Agriculture team is happy to share with you the "e-Agriculture 10 Year Review Report - Implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Line C7. ICT Applications: e-agriculture.  The WSIS+10 e-agriculture Action Line review report, and the realizations of the e-...
  • 22/05/2015
    In the 175th edition of CTA's Spore magazine you will find a dossier on open and big data.  "Reliable data enables governments to draw up and assess more efficient policies and stakeholders to make better decisions. Agricultural statistics slipped out of favour to some extent until the mid-2000s,...
  • 19/05/2015
    MyAgro helps farmers purchase agricultural tools on layaway via an SMS platform and a network of local vendors. Anushka Ratnayake started myAgro in 2011 as a pilot program in Mali and soon expanded it to Senegal. MyAgro’s success can be attributed to their approach of using a mobile phone platform...
  • 08/05/2015
    The Fin4Ag conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, July 2014, was the largest and most extensive event ever staged focusing specifically on agri-financing. This text provides a valuable overview of the unique event, which covered new thinking around the three broad themes of innovative tools, a new...
  • 28/04/2015
    From 29 April to 11 May e-Agriculture, FAO, ITU and CTA are hosting an online discussion “Towards National E-Agriculture Strategies". This online event is part of a joint effort between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration...
  • 21/04/2015
    The is National e-Agriculture Strategy Guide was developed to reflect the growing impact that e-agriculture or the use of ICTs for agriculture can bring to the sector around the world today, and how it can make agriculture an rural development more efficient and more responsive to people's needs...
  • 17/04/2015
    Many farmers in the developing world have limited access to agricultural technologies and markets. Mobile phone-enabled services that offer price information and market linkages could contribute towards bridging this gap by reducing uncertainty about expected profits, information asymmetries and...
  • CTA
    16/04/2015
    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized an ICT Observatory meeting on the topic in 2013, preceded by a preparatory online discussion on the e-Agriculture Platform.  "Farmers and other agricultural actors are increasingly using ICTs, particularly mobile...
  • European Journal of Development Research | EJDR
    17/03/2015
    The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), published by Palgrave Macmillan Journals on behalf the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), has published the article "Mobile Phones for Agricultural and Rural Development: A Literature Review and...
  • International Organization for Scientific Information | IDOSI
    13/03/2015
    The Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research (MEJSR), by the International Organization for Scientific Information (IDOSI) has published the article "A Novel and High Speed Technique for Paddy Crops Disease Prediction in Wireless Tele-Agriculture Using Data Mining Techniques" by researchers S.A....
  • Mobile Phone Applications for Agricultural Extension in India
    12/03/2015
    Abstract Agriculture continues to be the most important sector of the Indian economy and agriculture is a more or less a compulsion for livelihood of millions of farmers. Land and water resources have almost reached their limits, price of commodities are fluctuating almost every day, profits are...
  • ICT Update, no. 79: Data Revolution for Agriculture
    27/02/2015
    The new issue of ICT Update, no. 79 "Data Revolution for Agriculture", by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, has just been published. The authors, by asking the key questions "What does open data mean for agriculture?" and "Why should people care about open data in...
  • e-Agriculture forum on communciation for development
    18/02/2015
    From 22 September to 6 October 2014, the e-Agriculture Community of Practice organized its 24th e-Agriculture forum as part of the participatory discussion on the theme “Communication for Development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development” organized by the Food and...

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