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Succeeding as a young agripreneur - Pacific youth speak out

In the Pacific islands, where the population is expected to double by 2050, there is an urgent need for youth to become entrepreneurial and creative risk-takers to help develop innovative, and environmentally sustainable, agricultural economies. But,…

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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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46 Results in projects and events

Apr 29

Organised producers as partners in Pacific agribusiness and value chain development

This series of events builds on the work that started in September/October 2018, when seven representatives of Pacific Islands farmers/producers' organisations and government ministries working with farmers' organisations in Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga participated in the international course 'Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness - Optimising the…
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Nadi, Fiji

Feb 15

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.


Jan 24

Effective use open data and weather data to enhance agricultural productivity and improve communities' nutrition

Global Food Security Index (2017) ranked Rwanda the 88th out of 113 assessed countries worldwide. Also recent Health Demographic Survey (2015) has shown that prevalence of stunting among children under five was above 38%. Open data can be used in decision-making in tackling these problems.


Dec 3

Transforming nutrition-sensitive value chain development in the Pacific Islands

In the framework of the project ‘Promoting nutritious food systems in the Pacific Islands’, CTA in collaboration with IFAD and the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), organises a 4-day event with three workshops:'Pacific AgriHack lab – ICTs from farm to table' (3–5 December) ‘Tonga national roundtable - Developing local food crops and fisheries v…
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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