Agriculture

  • FAO and ITU's "Hack Against Hunger" Hackathon for #ZeroHunger

    The Hack Against Hunger hackathon is part of The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum scheduled to be held from 19-23 March 2018. The forum represents the world's largest annual gathering of the 'ICT for development' community of which the 2018 WSIS forum will provide a global multi-stakeholder platform for facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and the advancement of Sustainable Development Goals.Read More »

  • Sustainable Agriculture: Six Options for Agricultural Drones

    Drone technology will give the agriculture industry a high-technology makeover, with planning and strategy based on real-time data gathering and processing. PwC estimates the market for drone-powered solutions in agriculture at $32.4 billion. Following are six ways aerial and ground-based agricultural drones will be used throughout the crop cycle.Read More »

  • Nigeria Ranks 133rd on the 2016 Environmental Performance Index

    Nigeria ranks 133rd out of the 180 countries surveyed for the 2016 environmental performance index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a global view of environmental performance and country by country metrics to inform decision-making. The EPI was launched at the World Economic Forum, is in its 15th year and more relevant than ever to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and carrying out the recent international climate change agreement.Read More »

  • New African Agricultural Innovation Center

    A new ​Agricultural ​Innovation ​Center ​that will help ​African countries promote ​innovation in ​the agricultural ​sector to ​combat rural ​poverty and ​hunger has been ​inaugurated. The Green ​Innovation ​Center, which ​was inaugurated ​at AfricaRice ​in Benin, aims ​to boost ​agricultural ​productivity, ​increase the ​incomes of ​smallholder ​farmers and ​create job ​opportunities, ​particularly ​for youth and ​women in Benin, ​Burkina Faso, ​Cameroon, ​Ethiopia, Ghana,​ Kenya, Malawi, ​Mali, Nigeria, ​Togo, Tunisia ​and Zambia. ​Read More »

  • Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems to End Poverty

    The SDGs: Transforming agriculture and food systems to end poverty is a keynote address at FFA2015 (Forum for Agriculture) that was delivered by Amina Mohammed, one of the architects of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the previous global targets: the Millennium Development Goals. The event FFA2015 took place in September 2015 in Milan, Italy at the EXPO site.Read More »

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