High-income countries have seen recent improvements in their agricultural management systems through modern remote sensing technology, such as satellites and aircrafts and the information they collect. Out of the vast amount of data collected, advice is provided to farmers and fishers to help inform their decisions. This has led to better crop yields, higher quality produce and more sustainable agricultural practices in some cases. Big data also informs high-level decision-makers on how to better manage food supply at national and regional levels.Read more
Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS) have been used to add value to traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation, advocacy and policy processes in the Pacific and Caribbean.Read more
Mobile applications (m-Apps) are pieces of software on portable devices (such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, or tablets) that enable users to carry out one or more specific tasks that are not directly related to the operation of the device itself. Access to mobile networks and ownership of mobile devices by value chain actors has grown exponentially in ACP countries.Read more
Capacity building in ICTs for agriculture has the fundamental purpose of enhancing institutional and grassroots capacity to influence agriculture and rural development policy processes and support increased efficiency of agricultural value chains.Read more
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