FAO AsiaWater lanuches ICT Irrigation e-Conference

FAO AsiaWater - FAO Asia-Water is pleased to invite you to participate Irrigation ICT e-Conference at the forum of asia-water.org on 26 December 2016 – 26 January 2017. The Irrigation ICT e-conference is based on the review of attached four countries’ reports to analyze existing ICT technologies and trends to improve irrigation management. Read more 

ICT developments strengthen APAC food safety and security

Far Eastern Agriculture - Recent advances in information and communication technology (ICT) are leading to remarkable improvements in agricultural production and food safety in Asia and the Pacific, according to a UN forum of ICT experts. Latest ICT developments are being applied to better assess food traceability.  Read more

Korea presents new farm development model globally

Korea Times - At Park Beom-seon's farm, computers automatically measure the amount of solar radiation and control heat and ventilation in the glass houses. They also supply major nutrients for growth. By applying ICT to agriculture, the farm achieved stable production of quality fruit. His melons are sweet and tender, and sold at prices on average 20 percent higher than other melons at the wholesale market. Read more

FAO restores key irrigation canals and farmland near Mosul

Rural Marketing - FAO is restoring the irrigation projects near Mosul in Iraq. It will push the agriculture practices in the IS destroyed region and will help generate income for over 2.5 lakh people. The project is already benefiting more than 3,000 people and is essential in getting farming activities in the area back underway. Read more

Pathways to sustainable intensification through crop water management

Environmental Research Web - reflect on how the global crop water management simulations of Jägermeyr et al could interact with farm size at more local scales, downstream water users at the river basin scale, food trade and demand-side food system strategies at the global scale. Read more

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