Agriculture

IFAD president calls on member states to increase rural sector investment

IFAD FEAG 12Gilbert F Houngbo, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has called on its 177 member states to help the fund reach its goal of doubling impact on the lives of the world’s most marginalised people by 2030, with a proposed US$30bn programme of work over the next 10 years

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New Agri-Food Data Marketplace to solve agriculture’s big problem

agrimetrics feagThe UK-based agri-tech centre for innovations in data science Agrimetrics has unveiled the Agri-Food Data Marketplace

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Greenco deploys data-driven technology for accurate harvest forecasts

Greenco 2Hoogendoorn Growth Management’s Harvest Forecast module is set to enable the international snack vegetable grower Greenco to calculate a harvest forecast one week in advance for the coming four weeks

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Reducing food waste is critical to fight climate crisis, says GODAN executive director

GODAN AF 2020Using open data, farmers can be able to access accurate and relevant information on plant crops, thus reducing food waste, according to Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition's (GODAN) executive director Andre Laperrière

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Accelerating food security initiatives for Asia and the Pacific

FAO food security and prosThe Asia-Pacific’s civil society organisations (CSO) have participated in a two-day meeting in Bangkok, in line with their participation in a major multilateral conference for the development of the region’s food security and rural prosperity

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