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The FAO of the United Nations' e-Agriculture Team and Rural and Urban Crop and Mechanization Systems Team are glad to announce the upcoming online forum themed : The Role of ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based system. This online forum will take place from 6 to 27 March, 2017 on the e-Agriculture Platform

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ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

The role of ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubersis likely to gain more and more importance.

The upcoming online forum is part of broader discussion that aims to present the ongoing evolution in Agriculture and Horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”.

In particular, the forum seeks to encourage and gather success stories, lessons learnt and challenges encountered in the application and use of ICTs in sustainable intensification of horticulture crop production systemsThese technologies include, but are not limited to: 

  • mobile phone technology,
  • geographic information systems,
  • remote sensing,
  • precision and other innovative smart farming technologies.

Date :

From 06 March to 27 of March 2017

Discussion:  

Three discussion questions which will be introduced at weekly intervals.

Participants are free to post related comments within each respective week.

Participation:

The forum is open to individuals interested in this subject and who wish to participate.

To contribute kindly create an account here.

You will need to log-on to the e-Agriculture platform in order to post contribution.

Once you have registered, the forum page can be accessed through this link.

Moderators:

Wilfried Baudoin : Senior Agronomist /Horticulture Specialist (FAO- Retiree) will open the discussion with a brief introduction to “ICTs in Horticulture”

 

Imma Subirats, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC), FAO 

 

Thembani Malapela, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC), FAO

 

Alison Hodder, Rural and Urban Crop and Mechanization Systems Team (AGPML) FAO

 

Luigi Damiani, Rural and Urban Crop and Mechanization Systems Team (AGPML), FAO

 

Innocent Chamisa, Rural and Urban Crop and Mechanization Systems Team (AGPML), FAO 

For any further information please contact us at: e-agriculture@fao.org

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