ICT

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 August 2018 at 12:01

FAO Boosts Uganda Govt’s Efforts To Fight Fall Armyworm; Donates Equipment

In a bid to respond to the Fall Armyworm (FAW) outbreaks and minimize the pest’s destruction of crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations working with the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), have rolled out the use of a mobile phone application –Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS), for FAW monitoring and early warning.

The equipment which included 126 mobile phones loaded with the FAMEWS app will be used in 15 districts to pilot a community based FAW monitoring and early warning system.

These districts include; Mukono, Iganga, Bulamburi, Nakapiripirit, Oyam, Adjumani, Kiryandong, Kibaale, Kasese, Lira, Kayunga, Soroti, Busia, Masindi and Luwero.

Other items handed over to MAAIF included 700 pheromone traps and 6000 lures facilitate detection of the presence and build-up of FAW and to capture adult moths.

The use

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 10 August 2018 at 09:59

€ 250 000 call for proposals on ICT and Mechanisation (deadline Oct 11, 2018)

CTA calls for proposals for Grant: ICT-ENABLED MECHANISATION IN AFRICA. This is a call to explore and implement initiatives supportive of the effective use of digital technologies for agricultural transformation in Africa.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries.

CTA is launching a Call for proposals to support the implementation of ICT-enabled mechanisation services in Africa. Applications have to be sent by email by Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 6:00 PM Netherlands time.

The overall indicative amount made available under this Grant / Call for Proposals is a maximum of Euro 250,000.

For more information, click here: 

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 9 August 2018 at 07:11

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018. 

Follow this link for more information.

The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:

Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.

Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr

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Posted By in Publications
Posted 10 July 2018 at 04:34

E-agriculture in action: Drones for agriculture

Climate change is having a major impact on food security. More than 815 million people are chronically hungry and 64 percent of the chronically hungry are in Asia. The world needs to increase food production by almost 50 percent by 2050 to feed a population of nine billion, yet resources such as land and water are becoming more and scarcer. Farming communities and others involved in agriculture have to adapt agriculture to climate change and other challenges. In this context, ICTs-driven tools and technologies to enhance decision making through accurate, reliable and timely information have an important role to play. 

Agriculture has to look towards emerging technologies for solutions to overcome some of the challenges facing it. Food & Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with partners, have been working together

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aug
20

FAO Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  20 August 2018 to 21 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Theme

Youth in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship

Dates: 20 -21 August 2018

Venue: Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Find more information HERE



Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 11 May 2018 at 10:11

Vacancy Announcement: ICT Manager at Care International

(Deadline: May14,2018)

CARE International in Rwanda is seeking to recruit an “ICT Manager” to be based in Kigali.

Job Purpose statement

The ICT Manager is responsible for ensuring the seamless availability of ICT resources necessary for CARE Rwanda to run efficiently. The main purpose of this position is to manage all aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of CARE Rwanda under the supervision of the respective Manager. Information Communications Technology covers computers, software, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information, as well as the networked equipment (LAN/WAN) that allows for intra- and inter-network communication via the local network or the Internet.

The ICT Manager is responsible for protecting the computers, networks and data against threats, such as security breaches, computer viruses or attacks by cyber-criminals and works with CO

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 February 2018 at 12:57

Apply as a startup to our Horti-Tech Accelerator

Does your startup have a solution that helps to feed the world’s cities in vertical farming or horticulture? Does your innovation improve efficiency in water, energy or soil usage? Does your startup have a solution that helps to feed the world’s cities? Rapid population growth, urbanization and the effects of climate change challenge the way we are producing our food. 

FoodStars mobilizes broad alliance to invest in innovative startups World Startup Factory and Truvalu.startups, two international innovation accelerators, initiated FoodStars to invite a broad coalition of corporates,  research and knowledge institutes, government bodies and investors to invest together in boosting innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector. Innovation and investments in smart farming for metropolitan areas are crucial to achieving a sustainable food production in the future. We are going to select 10 startup teams. 

Start date:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 February 2018 at 07:35

#IoAT is rapidly changing the way #farming is done. Get better yields and higher profits. Practice #SmartFarming with #FarmERP. To know more visit: https://goo.gl/DygEGq

may
08

10th global ICT4D Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  08 May 2018 to 10 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Lusaka Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC)

The 10th global ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. This highly interactive and hands-on conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, field-based program managers, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development challenges.

To find out more and register:

https://www.ict4dconference.org/



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2018 at 06:09

FarmERP - Smart Agriculture Software Platform

#FarmERP aims at #technology intensive transformation of #agriculture to meet challenges of 2050. 

To know more visit: https://goo.gl/uedhe5

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 24 January 2018 at 10:44

A fully integrated #plantation_management_software can help you manage tree inventory and get its financial reports. Would you like to know how? Please get in touch: https://goo.gl/XdSvoR

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 10:02

Digital 4 development prize Belgium (new deadline feb 21)

French here: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/fr


Prize D4D is a biennial initiative in line with the policy priorities of the Belgian development cooperation to use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development. The combination of both responsibilities, ' Development Cooperation ' and ' Digital Agenda ', in the portfolio or Minister Alexander De Croo offers a range of unique possibilities. One of these opportunities is the Prize D4D.

For more information, the entry rules and other documents, we refer to the Prize D4D website: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/en.

Closing of the call for applications: Wednesday February 21, 2018

The innovation fair and the award ceremony will take place at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in the autumn or 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions regarding PrizeD4D.

Wim Goris The deadline for the Digital ' Prize for Development (D4D) ' is extended until Wednesday, February 21, 2018!

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Wim Goris Cher monsieur, Chère Madame,Maintenant que la date limite pour l'appel à propositions est passé, tous les projets présentés pour la catégorie ' iChoose ' (le prix du public) sont placés sur le site web. Tout le monde peut voter pour ses projets favorites jusqu ' à vendredi 11 mai 2018. Le but du Prix D4D est promouvoir la digitalisation the comme un levier pour le développement. La digitalisation n'est donc pas une fin and soi. Prière de vous assurer que votre choix pour le prix du public et directement au développement des initiatives envisage contributor spécifiquement durable.Voter est possible via le lien suivant: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/fr/ichooseCordialementDear,Now that the deadline for the Prize Digital for Development (D4D) has passed, we have posted all the entries for the category ' iChoose ' (public award) online. Everyone can now vote for his/her favourite submission (s) until Friday 11 May 2018. Prize D4D promotes digitisation as a lever for development. We would like to emphasize that digitisation is not considered as a goal in itself. While voting for your favourite submission, please take into account the extent to which the submission specifically and contributes directly to sustainable development.Voting is possible via the following link: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/en/ichooseBest regardsDiana Di NittoResponsible ' Price Digitization for Development 'Royal Museum for Central Africa/Musée royal de l'Afrique centraleLeuvensesteenweg 13B-3080 TervurenT + 32 (0) 2 7695734prized4d@africamuseum.be

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 19 January 2018 at 06:50

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Tech Start-ups

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make $50-90K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.

Click here for complete information.



sep
26

13th International Conference on ICT 4Development&Educatn

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center(KCC)

eLearning Africa

Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and Ministerial Round Table on ICT enhanced training, digital learning and educational technology. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Over 12 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted 16,228 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 85% coming from the African continent. More than 3,300 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology enhanced education and skills development.

This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Republic of Rwanda,with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau.

For interested applicants, there is also a Call for Papers  to be presented in the eLearning Africa event, the 13th International Con

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Posted By in Youth in Farming Indonesia
Posted 2 January 2018 at 04:47

FarmERP - Smart Agriculture Software Platform for Farm and Farmer data management

FarmERP is the most comprehensive and successful smart software platform being used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness. Through FarmERP we assist corporate and individual farm operators, agribusiness and contract farming companies, exporters, R&D institutions, and Government agencies, Co-operatives to exploit the power of Smart agriculture to achieve higher efficiency, higher yields, higher profitability and complete traceability.

FarmERP is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for all sorts of agribusinesses. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions. Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisions. Import

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Hi, thank you for your post. Smart tips: instead of posting in every page the sam post, you can just use tag to your post. Tag: youth-indonesia makes your post goes to the Youth in Farming Indonesia, post with coffee-indonesia tag will go directly to coffee corner page, and job-indonesia tag will move the post to Jobs and Call for Proposal.Keep on posting the progress of your projects or opportunity for collaboration! Lets have better linking and learning among others.

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Of course if your post related to the page mention.. (youth, coffee, jobs or other). You can also use tag that relevance to your post like ICT, technology, innovation etc that help your post easily be found trhough search bar. Good luck!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 3 October 2017 at 11:24

ICT and the use of phones increases youth involvement in Agriculture!

In Africa especially in Tanzania large number of youth did not engage in agricultural activities before the increase use of technology. According to Tanzania Media Environment  research in 2012 said in every household more than 62% have access to phones.  Farmers has been long associated with poor farming methods, the use of poor technology, intensive labor and low productivity which did not appeal to the young generation. The use of ICT has attracted youth in agriculture activities, the new generation are now attracted  in agriculture, as they have access to a lot of information through phones and ICT equipments. 

Youth also promotes agriculture via  social media like on Twitter, FaceBook, Blogs, other social media and social reporting.

ICT led youth to manage and associate themselves in agriculture that led them to access;

-Market information,

-Production techniques, 

-New technologies and 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 August 2017 at 07:26

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- ROUND 5: MATCHING GRANT FACILITY (MGF) BY PSFU

The Competitiveness Enterprise Development Project announces of 5th round of call for businesses to apply for a matching grant. The MGF is only open to private enterprises and associations operating in the following sectors: tourism, Agribusiness (only coffee, grains and pulses, horticulture, edible oils and fisheries) and Information technology/ business process outsourcing. 

Find more details here

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Posted 1 June 2017 at 08:15

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Open data benefits for agriculture and nutrition

Article from Food & Business Knowledge PlatformCurated from ictupdate.cta.int

This issue of ICT Update (PDF) by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) portrays how GODAN and other stakeholders are creating a global open data movement in agriculture and nutrition from the perspectives of its users by showcasing some of the best practices and the most common challenges in this field. The article ‘The impact of open data on smallholder farmers‘ discusses the degree to which more freely available data could be of use to smallholder households and the current impact of existing open data initiatives. There is a lot potential, but a lack of reliable and contextualised data is currently working against smallholder farmers. Potential benefits for smallholder farmers are identified as increased participation and self-empowerment, improved or new products s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 May 2017 at 09:34

Open data benefits for agriculture and nutrition

Article from Food & Business Knowledge PlatformCurated from ictupdate.cta.int

This issue of ICT Update (PDF) by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) portrays how GODAN and other stakeholders are creating a global open data movement in agriculture and nutrition from the perspectives of its users by showcasing some of the best practices and the most common challenges in this field. The article ‘The impact of open data on smallholder farmers‘ discusses the degree to which more freely available data could be of use to smallholder households and the current impact of existing open data initiatives. There is a lot potential, but a lack of reliable and contextualised data is currently working against smallholder farmers. Potential benefits for smallholder farmers are identified as increased participation and self-empowerment, improved or new products s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2017 at 09:49

Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance & Food Security

An article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Innovative developments – An overview  

On Thursday February 16, NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) organized the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aimed to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.

Recent developments in technological applications such as satellites provide good sources of information to increase outreach of financial services especially to rural areas and for smallholder farmers. Geo-data and information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as geographic information systems, drones, and cloud computing are now being used to boost smallholder’s production and their income.

Current innovations and possibilities of satellite data and other ICT applications were pr

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