Thumbnail Image

Advanced agricultural technology for smallholder farmers in Africa: PlantVillage










Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Digital Villages in Uzbekistan 2024
    Also available in:

    In Uzbekistan's Ferghana Valley, the rural communities of Novkent and Yuksalish are at the forefront of a remarkable transformation into Digital Villages. This leaflet explores how these areas are harnessing technology to revolutionize agriculture and empower youth. The Digital Villages Initiative in Uzbekistan introduces smart sensors, assembled by trained local youth, to provide farmers with real-time data on greenhouse conditions via a Telegram bot, significantly improving agricultural decision-making. Additionally, it leverages digital platforms like Telegram and YouTube to disseminate essential agricultural knowledge and practices. The project also emphasizes youth empowerment, with training in social media management, IoT, and coding, culminating in a hackathon that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. Living Labs further enhance this transformation, where community members collaborate with experts and stakeholders to co-create solutions to local challenges. This story is a compelling example of how digital technology can drive agricultural advancements, youth empowerment, and community-led innovation in rural settings, making it a valuable document for those interested in technology's role in rural development in Uzbekistan.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Policy brief
    Advancing rural advisory services to promote market orientation in Jordan
    Making rural services work for small-scale farmers
    2022
    Also available in:

    Rural advisory services play a crucial role in improving smallholders' livelihoods and reducing rural poverty by equipping farmers with the information, knowledge and skills needed to increase their productivity and profitability, to manage risks, and to engage effectively with markets. This entails diverse services that empower farmers to make informed decisions, manage their farms as sustainable businesses, and act collectively to improve economic operations. This wide range of rural advisory services that address agricultural productivity, as well as producers’ organizational, management and marketing capacities, are recognized as market-oriented services. Such diverse services are often provided by multiple service providers from public, private and civil society organizations who engage in the delivery of services in different forms and capacities. Recognizing and leveraging this plurality of service providers has the potential to enhance the quality of services and inclusivity of the service system, ensuring that effective services are accessible to small-scale farmers and responsive to their diverse needs. This policy brief highlights key considerations and recommendations for strengthening rural advisory services in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from a pluralistic and market-oriented system perspective.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Policy brief
    Advancing rural advisory services to promote market-orientation in Lebanon
    Making rural services work for small-scale farmers
    2022
    Also available in:

    Rural advisory services play a crucial role in improving smallholders’ livelihoods and reducing rural poverty by equipping farmers with the information, knowledge and skills needed to increase their productivity and profitability, to manage risks, and to engage effectively with markets. This entails diverse services that empower farmers to make informed decisions, manage their farms as sustainable businesses, and act collectively to improve economic operations. This wide range of rural advisory services that address agricultural productivity, as well as producers’ organizational, management and marketing capacities, are recognized as market-oriented services. Such diverse services are often provided by multiple service providers from public, private and civil society organizations who engage in the delivery of services in different forms and capacities. Recognizing and leveraging this plurality of service providers has the potential to enhance the quality of services and inclusivity of the service system, ensuring that effective services are accessible to small-scale farmers and responsive to their diverse needs.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.