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Expanding the reach and benefits of digital agriculture

The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society initiative was established in 2002 to support projects aimed at leveraging ICTs to enhance farmer knowledge and productivity. But did the programme help to close the gender and…

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Who owns farmer data? Exploring the rights and codes of conduct for transparent agricultural data sharing

Data-driven services have the potential to effectively propel agricultural innovations and contribute to the sustainability of food systems. But despite a continuous increase of initiatives facilitating common data exchange in agriculture, a lack of…

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Data leads to bigger profits: Traceability gains for coffee farmers in Uganda

Agriculture accounts for 70% of employment on small farms and occupies half of all land area in Uganda, providing half of all exports and one-quarter of the country’s GDP. It is considered a leading sector for future economic growth and economic in…

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E-extension leads to higher yields: e-Granary benefits smallholder farmers in Kenya

In 2017, an assessment conducted by the International Journal of innovative studies in Science and Engineering Technologies in Kenya highlighted that with the use of ICTs, e-extension services can be availed to nearly the entire population of farmers…

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May 20

Food safety capacity training for AU Members States and RECs

Food safety is an emerging issue in Africa. It is complex and cuts across various sectors. Reporting on the AFSI will require expertise to be availed to support the process. The data collection on the BR is mostly coordinated by focal points of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). These CAADP focal points are at times s…
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Nov 5

International data week 2018 : 'Data collection in Africa: State of the art, challenges and solutions'

The Research data alliance (RDA) holds its plenary meetings every six months at different locations around the world. Built around the RDA working and interest group meetings, the sessions are designed to consolidate the RDA’s work and that of its interest groups in building social and technological bridges towards open data sharing. This plenary meeting is held during the…
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Gaborone, Botswana

Aug 1

Building capacity for institutionalising food safety tracking in African Union member states

Through the Malabo Declaration in June 2014, African heads of state and governments made a commitment to accelerated agricultural growth and transformation, for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. African leaders committed their countries to the mutual accountability of results and actions, within a biennial review process which involves tracking, monitoring and reporting on the progres…


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