With youth accounting for an ever increasing share of Africa’s population, unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology offers scope for developing precision agriculture, while engaging young people in the critical challenge of producing more food. Rose Funja and Ingabire Muziga Mamy – who each run a drone company in East Africa – explain the potential of this technology for agriculture, and the support needed if youth are to become involved.Read More
42nd IFAD Governing Council: The Future of Farming – New Technologies to Transform Smallholder Agriculture
This session introduces frontier technologies and innovative thinkers, demonstrates pathways to integrate new technologies in rural communities, and supports grassroots innovation and development. It is designed to project a long-term vision of the next generation of smallholder agriculture projects, looking ten to thirty years into the future.
42nd IFAD Governing CouncilThe theme of the 42nd IFAD Governing Council is "Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship" which are a key part of the IFAD11 Commitment to embrace a culture of results and innovation. With its specialised mandate of enabling rural transformation, IFAD has a pivotal role to play in creating the conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in rural areas and improve poor people'…