Climate Smart Agriculture                                                                     powered by ICTReflections on...
e-AgricultureWorld Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)WSIS Plan of Action – November 2005 – TunisAction Line (C.7/21)...
Founding PartnersThese founding partners continue to support the Communityby providing subject matter experts, meeting ven...
BACKGROUNDA global community- >10 000 individuals   collaborating to improve the use of ICT in the agricultural sector.- F...
Synthesis from the forum on ICT and Agriculture in the Context of Green               Growth                            ww...
IMPROVE planning and consensus building        for land and water use    Support adaptation and resilience     Informs lan...
SUPPORT    environmentally sustainable farming   Reduces negative environmental impact of inputs    Optimizes water manage...
ENHANCE   environmental and agricultural innovations            Enables real-time communications to/from farmers          ...
REDUCES              risk and adverse effects  Identifies counterfeit crop production products  Mitigates through micro-in...
CHALLENGESAnalysis, specially complex climate dataAvailability of hyper-local dataLocal capacity to access and act upon in...
THANK YOUFor more on               and Climate Smart Agriculture: www.e-agriculture.orgThe ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook: ...
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Reflections on state of practices and challenges from the e-Agriculture Community on ICT and Agriculture in the Context of Green Growth (http://www.e-agriculture.org/content/policy-brief-ict-and-agriculture-context-green-growth-ict-agriculture-sourcebook-forum-2) presented by Gerard Sylvester at the Expert Consultation on Knowledge & Capacity Needs for Sustainable Development in Post-Rio+20 Era in Incheon, Republic of Korea. 6-8 March, 2013.

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Synthesis from the forum on ICT and Agriculture in the Context of Green Growth

  1. 1. Climate Smart Agriculture powered by ICTReflections on state of practices andchallenges from the e-Agriculture Community Presented by Gerard Sylvester Knowledge & Information Management www.e-agriculture.org Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at #UNOSDKMFM-MR Presentation under CC License.
  2. 2. e-AgricultureWorld Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)WSIS Plan of Action – November 2005 – TunisAction Line (C.7/21): ICT Applications: e-AgricultureFAO was assigned lead responsibility forfacilitating follow up on e-Agriculture (Feb. 2006)2
  3. 3. Founding PartnersThese founding partners continue to support the Communityby providing subject matter experts, meeting venues, contentand other resources. 3
  4. 4. BACKGROUNDA global community- >10 000 individuals collaborating to improve the use of ICT in the agricultural sector.- Facilitated by FAO and supported by other dev. org.ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook credit: World Bank- Published by World Bank (2011) To initiate further and better investment in this sectorE-discussion- How ICT can support climate-smart agriculture Experts + hundreds participants identified success and challenges credit: FAO
  5. 5. Synthesis from the forum on ICT and Agriculture in the Context of Green Growth www.e-agriculture.org
  6. 6. IMPROVE planning and consensus building for land and water use Support adaptation and resilience Informs land reform/agrarian reform Credit: IAEA Engages communities (social inclusion) credit: FAO (F.Martin) Improves information flows“ICT has created unprecedented linkagesbetween public and privateinstitutions, governments, citizens andcorporations.”
  7. 7. SUPPORT environmentally sustainable farming Reduces negative environmental impact of inputs Optimizes water management Reduces production related costs“An initiative by the Government of Turkey that provided higher granular-ity of weather and pest information resulted in a dramatic reduction infarming costs and in some cases a 50% reduction in pesticide use.” ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook
  8. 8. ENHANCE environmental and agricultural innovations Enables real-time communications to/from farmers Realizes “big-data” in the agricultural sector Facilitates hyper-local information flows Photo credit: FAO/IAEA Photo credit: FAOPhoto credit: RML
  9. 9. REDUCES risk and adverse effects Identifies counterfeit crop production products Mitigates through micro-insurance Encourages more investment in the sectorUganda pilot authenticates input productsusing scratch-cards and text messages (SMS) Photo credit: FAO
  10. 10. CHALLENGESAnalysis, specially complex climate dataAvailability of hyper-local dataLocal capacity to access and act upon informationIncentives for producers to participatein information flowsCost – related to both service/analysisand telecom policies Photo credit: FAO
  11. 11. THANK YOUFor more on and Climate Smart Agriculture: www.e-agriculture.orgThe ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook: www.ictinagriculture.org

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