FAO rolls out agricultural apps

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FAO, along with several partners, is involved in the implementation of ICT initiatives in Africa. The majority of family farmers in developing countries live rural areas and in most cases don’t have access to technology and digital agricultural services. Through the use of ICTs, farmers have more access to information on markets, weather and nutrition. The Digital Services project is part of FAO’s Digital Strategy and is aimed at people in the field, local governments, community leaders and extension workers.

These are the apps involved:

  • Cure and Feed your Livestock
  • e-Nutrifood
  • Weather and Crop Calendar
  • AgriMarketplace

Maybe it’s not too much to hope for a genetic erosion early warning system after all? We could test it in Haiti.

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