20130412 e-agriculture intro

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20130412 e-agriculture intro

  1. 1. Knowledge and Capacity for Development Branch (OEKC)
  2. 2. About e-Agriculture 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.
  3. 3. Founding partners (2006)
  4. 4. Why join e-Agriculture? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mRV5Rb_yhw
  5. 5. Growth of the Community140001200010000 8000 Twitter followers 6000 Registered 4000 2000 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 today
  6. 6. 10,000 Members registered Africa 25% Government 11% Private sector 15% Asia 29% NGO/CSO 21% Europe 13% UN/international organizations 16% LAC 23% Research organizations 11% Universities 23% Near East 3% Media organizations 3% North America 7% Southwest Pacific 2% As of Jan. 2013 for all reported data. Rounding results in total >100.
  7. 7. Community facilitation
  8. 8. Sharing and socialContent Highlights1,915 news items 648 Knowledge Base Social Media references 12,877 Twitter followers 552 forum posts 2,071 Facebook Likes 503 event listings 1,684 LinkedIn group 124 blog posts members 16 policy briefs e-Agriculture stats 11 Apr. 2013
  9. 9. Discussion forums & policy 5 years, 20 forums, 3 languages, over 50,000 participantsPolicy briefs used at Rio+20, GCARD 2
  10. 10. Extended knowledge sharing Events:Forums Publications:
  11. 11. Capacity development ICT skills and the IMARK partnership  Freelearning/training resources for the Communitywww.imarkgroup.org  Community experience informs contributors to IMARK content
  12. 12. e-Agriculture’s Success Value from networking and collaboration = active people animating the Community
  13. 13. What e-Agriculture can do foryouPromote FAO’s use of ICT in its work across theworld:• on the e-Agriculture platform• at ict4ag conference in Kigali in November 2013
  14. 14. DISCUSSION
  15. 15. www.e-agriculture.org
  16. 16. Daily managementCommunity Facilitation Information ManagementThe e-Agriculture Team Supported by OEKCS Staff member Drupal - an open source Intern content management Virtual volunteers system http://drupal.org/Active in English, Spanishand French. AgriDrupal - an extension for agricultural information systems http://aims.fao.org/tools/agridrupal

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