ICTs for Climate-Smart Agriculture and Resilience to Crises/Threats

Organised by: FAO

"Business as usual won't help us meet the challenges that lie ahead...We have to change the way in which we farm, manage water, and manage nutrients in the soil...We need to think about measures to conserve nutrients, water and biodiversity." This is the opening statement made by a climate-smart expert. Can mobile apps/ICTs enable increased productivity, increased resilience (adaptation), and decreased greenhouse gases (mitigation) for food security (water access, nutrition, livestock, distribution, pricing, and reserves/storage)? What is the role of access to information in addressing climate change issues in agriculture? Experiences from research and practitioners in the field suggest that ICTs are playing an increased role as enablers of change and transformation among all stakeholders from farmers through researchers to policy makers. The traditional communication technologies (radio, TV) and new media such as mobile phones, the Internet and social media applications are being recognised as part of strategies to adapt to, mitigate, and monitor climate change within agricultural innovation systems. The session will draw on experts' knowledge and practitioner experiences to answer challenging questions and move discussion on the subject forward.

Nov 6, 13:30 - 15:00
Room: Mugesera
Stream: Innovations émergentes

Sessions Chair

Chair of the session is Sophie Treinen
Knowledge and Capacity for Development, FAO

Sophie Treinen travaille pour l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l'agriculture où elle dirige l'équipe de la promotion et du partage des connaissances. Elle défend les méthodes participatives sensibles au genre et qui utilisent les méthodes et d'outils de partage des connaissances. La capitalisation d'expériences est le processus utilisé pour tirer les leçons des bonnes et mauvaises expériences. Les bonnes pratiques sont documentées après avoir été testées et validées. Les partager permet de passer à l'échelle et de les faire adopter par d'autres.

Avec ses partenaires, la FAO utilise la plate-forme e-Agriculture pour partager des idées, des expériences et des bonnes pratiques sur les TIC pour l'agriculture.

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