Practical Insights on Agriculture for ICT4D Projects

Apply Now: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Published on: Mar 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 17 Comments
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger & food security initiative. The USAID Bureau for Food Security wants to integrate digital tools and...
10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

Published on: Feb 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
One of the most discussed technologies today is distributed ledger technology, a decentralized system for recording transactions with mechanisms for processing,...
Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Published on: Feb 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge
Smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of the world’s cocoa, the basic ingredient for chocolate. Cocoa farmers face daunting challenges: declining yields,...
Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Published on: Jan 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 29 Comments
Agricultural systems worldwide are facing a triple challenge: how to sustainably increase productivity, while reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change,...
FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

Published on: Jan 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Speech-based conversational interfaces have several potential benefits for farmers and the ICTforAg professionals who support them: There is little requirement...
How FAO RuralInvest Software Improves Agriculture Investments

How FAO RuralInvest Software Improves Agriculture Investments

Published on: Dec 24 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Experience has shown that substantial public investments in agricultural production, transport and storage infrastructure, combined with private on-farm investment...
New USAID Insights: Digital Profiles of Smallholder Farmer Data Management

New USAID Insights: Digital Profiles of Smallholder Farmer Data Management

Published on: Dec 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
More than 500 million smallholder farms worldwide play a significant role in food production and the genetic diversity of the food supply. Until now, it has been...
Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Published on: Oct 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
Farmers in low-income countries struggle to protect their crops from pests and disease like the Fall Armyworm. They are unprepared and ill-equipped to respond effectively...
10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

Published on: Oct 11 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I’m going to retire in 2019 after 40 years of working in the IT industry, from 1978 to 2018, and after 35 years of dedication to Food and Agriculture Organization...
Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market

Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market

Published on: Aug 15 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When working in international markets, there is one golden rule to ensure sustainability: make sure your interventions do not distort markets. In small markets,...