10 March 2017

Online discussion forum: The role of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from e-agriculture on behalf of Agrinatura.

The forum can be accessed from 6 to 27 March 2017.

This online forum seeks to encourage and gather success stories in the application and use of ICTs in sustainable intensification of horticulture crop production systems (mainly fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers). These technologies include, but are not limited to, mobile phone technology, geographic information systems, remote sensing, precision and other innovative smart farming technologies. In this discussion participants are encouraged to share the motivations for adopting innovative ICT technologies in horticulture crop based systems. That means, your experiences, lessons learnt and challenges encountered as well as what you see as the way forward in ensuring that both smallholder and commercial farmers worldwide can benefit from ICT innovations and technologies in SCPI of horticulture based systems.

How to participate?

This forum can be accessed from 6 to 27 of March 2017 on the e-agriculture platform. The forum is structured into three discussion questions that will be introduced at weekly intervals. Participants are free to post related comments within each respective week.

Please note:

  • The forum is open to any individuals interested in this subject and who wish to participate. To contribute kindly create an account on the e-agriculture platform.
  • Participants must log-on to the e-agriculture platform in order to post contributions.
  • Once you have registered, the forum page can be accessed here.
  • Support is available to help users navigate the platform.

For more information contact: e-agriculture@fao.org./Innocent.Chamisa@fao.org.