The e-agriculture revolution

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The e-agriculture revolution

  1. 1. Sophie Treinen Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The e-agriculture revolution
  2. 2. E-agriculture involves the conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application of innovative ways to utilize existing or emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order to support agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors and related activities. About e-agriculture
  3. 3. Source of images: UNDP - http://www.undp.org/mdg/goallist.shtml Mandate : MDGs
  4. 4. Millenium Development Goals Goal 8: Global Partnership for Development Target 18 puts a focus on cooperation with the private sector in the ICT field
  5. 5. Mandate from WSIS The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2003/2005 “e-agriculture” identified as an Action Line in the Plan of Action, referenced to the MDGs.
  6. 6. Early 2000’s: Virtual Extension and Research Communication Network
  7. 7. • Provision of readily accessible information • Management of large amounts of data, in real-time • Two-way, horizontal and vertical communications Meeting the challenge with ICTs Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 3. Solution and new information shared1. Problem 2. Query and discussion
  8. 8. Good practices • Adapting Content to Local Context • Building on Existing Systems and Working with Existing Policies • Addressing Diversity • Developing Capacity • Ensuring Equitable Access and Empowerment • Building Partnership Networks • Adopting Realistic Approaches to Technology • Information Costs
  9. 9. A global Community of Practice People networking, and exchanging information, ideas and resources on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable agriculture and food security. About e-Agriculture
  10. 10. Founding partners (2006)
  11. 11. Growth of the Community 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 20000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Twitter followers Facebook Likes Registered on www.e- agriculture.org
  12. 12. Extended knowledge sharing Events: Publications: Forums E-learning
  13. 13. www.e-agriculture.org

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