Open data most important for new-age farming

Opendata feag 7JanAndre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), said that open data, artificial intelligence, precision farming and other technological tools are optimising the way of farming, reducing the impact on the environment

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Strengthening Fiji’s capacity to prepare for droughts

Fiji droughtThe National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) led a provincial Drought Early Action Formulation Workshop in Sigatoka to gather stakeholders to formulate and endorse Early Actions for the crop, livestock, aquaculture and Forestry Sectors as well as other agriculture-related livelihoods

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‘Open data can identify new opportunities to farm more sustainably’

UK farmland FEAGIn light of Prof Sir Ian Boyd’s urge for half of the UK farmland to be given to nature, Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), commented that a fine balance is needed to harbour agricultural and environmental growth

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Chinese company intends to invest in Cambodian coconut sector

Cambodia coconutA group of Chinese investors met Cambodian minister Agriculture Veng Sakhon in Phnom Penh to discuss and explore the opportunity in coconut farming

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EU provides US$91.23mn for FAO’s initiative in Papua New Guinea’s rural communities

Asia FAO EUFAO has welcomed the European Union's support for a development project in Papua New Guinea that aims to support and strengthen sustainable agricultural chains with emphasis on assuring that rural women and youth are to benefit the most

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