In the Caribbean region, tourism is an essential element of the economy, and one of the sectors with the biggest growth in the recent years. For instance, in 2014, the region received 26.3 million tourists who spent US$29.2 billion, setting a new record for the region (Dawkins, 2015). However, to sustain this growth, the tourism sector must develop strategies to adapt to the new demands from the visitors and diversify its products from the traditional sea-sand-sun and cruise options.Read More
The concept of tourism-led agribusiness is attracting high interest from regional and international organisations because it has the potential to provide a series of benefits to many different actors.Read More
The data revolution is helping us make better decisions in all areas of our lives, and farmers are no exception. However, the smallholder farmer is being left behind as more data applications are developed for commercial farming. There is a need to better empower smallholder farmers to leverage information and communications technology (ICT) innovations for greater productivity and efficiency.
The objective of this research is to understand the role of farmer organisations (FO) and cooperatives in the agriculture data ecosystem. It details for each stage of the crop cycle, the findings in terms of data use, needs, and challenges and contains a summary of the findings in the form of recommendations for farmer organisations and cooperatives in terms of farmer profiling activity.
In recent years, the use of data for agriculture has increased with the development of new information and communication technologies (ICT). However, these new technologies have been insufficiently applied to fulfil the agricultural potential of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. More actions are needed to strengthen the use of data to fight poverty and hunger in ACP regions.
Brussels Briefing 40: Data, the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countriesTo improve information sharing and promote networking, CTA, the DG DEVCO from the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, Concord organise bimonthly briefings on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of EU/ACP cooperation. The Briefing on 18th February 2015 will focus on the potential the data revolution can bring to the agri-food sector of A…