Are You a Member of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice?
Photo: Land and Water Data Collection in Somalia. Credit: FAO SWALIM.
e-Agriculture is a global community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and the sharing of ideas related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.
With almost 13,000 members from 170 countries and territories, e-Agriculture is one of the most important communities of practice (COP) on the topic of ICT for agriculture. Members are information and communication specialists, researchers, farmers, students, policymakers, business people, development practitioners and others that come together on the platform around this common topic of interest. On top of the 13,000 members, the COP also has 45,000 followers on Twitter (@e_agriculture).
The e-Agriculture community of practice gathers relevant news and blog posts and organizes regularly forum discussions and capacity development activities. Through forum discussions, policy recommendations are formulated to support processes around the use of ICTs for agriculture and rural development. Topics of forums and capacity development activities are demand driven and supported by partner organizations that are specializing in different aspects of e-Agriculture, which also organizes monthly webinars and recently held a successful online Learning Activity on the use of Drones in Agriculture (content still available in the archives).
e-Agriculture is all about knowledge exchange between UN agencies, governments, universities, research organizations, NGOs, farmers' organizations, the private sector and the wider community. e-Agriculture wants to serve as a catalyst for institutions and individuals in agriculture and rural development to share knowledge, learn from others and improve decision making about the vital role of ICTs to empower rural communities, improve rural livelihoods, and build sustainable agriculture and food security.
The e-Agriculture platform will soon receive a makeover. Stay tuned!
Interested to learn more about 10 years e-Agriculture? Download the 10 Year Review Report here.
Would you like to share an e-Agriculture/ICT4Ag experience with the community of practice? Let us know: [email protected].