TIC dans l’agriculture, les applications mobiles en vogue en Afrique

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Aujourd’hui, le secteur d’activité pourvoyeur d’emploi pour les jeunes et ayant un fort potentiel économique pour la plupart des pays africains reste et demeure l’agriculture. À l’ère du numérique, certains jeunes et/ou des Start ’Up ont conçu des applications mobiles ayant pour fonctions principales d’accroître la productivité agricole afin d’améliorer le revenu des petits producteurs.  Voici les applications les plus utilisées en agriculture:

M-Farm :  est une application disponible sous Android. Elle est fondée par trois Kényanes en 2011. Elle permet aux agriculteurs d’avoir accès, en temps réel, à des informations relatives à la météo, au prix de vente des produits agricoles, aux potentiels acheteurs et aux lieux où acheter leurs semences dans les cinq principaux marchés du Kenya : Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret et Kitale. Cette application compte plus de 7000 utilisateurs.

iCow est une plateforme pour téléphonie mobile qui permet aux éleveurs kényans de développer leurs compétences agricoles…

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2019-2028, la décennie de l’Agriculture Familiale 

2019-2028 déclarée la décennie de l’Agriculture Familiale afin de promouvoir des projets et des politiques sur l’Agriculture Familiale

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Après le succès de l’Année Internationale de l’Agriculture Familiale en 2014, le 20 décembre, l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies, dans sa 72e session, a adopté la Résolution portant création de la Décennie de l’Agriculture Familiale 2019-2028. L’objectif est de promouvoir des projets et des politiques sur l’Agriculture Familiale,

“en reconnaissant le rôle que les exploitations familiales jouent dans l’amélioration de la nutrition et assurer la sécurité alimentaire mondiale, l’éradication de la pauvreté, l’éradication de la faim, de la conservation de la biodiversité, la réalisation de la durabilité de l’environnement …”

La Résolution insiste sur le rôle clé de lagriculture familiale qui produit 80% de l’alimentation mondiale en termes de valeur, même si il y a beaucoup à faire: 80% des pauvres vivent dans les zones rurales et de travail dans l’agriculture et 815 millions de personnes dans le monde souffrent encore de la faim.

En outre, la…

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Learning about data for farmers and how it can help to “cross the donga”

THE GFAR BLOG

Dan Berne and Valeria Pesce

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In the week of 20-24 November 2017, GFAR convened a course and symposium on Farmers’ access to data in Centurion, South Africa.

This event is an example of the activities that GFAR wants to promote towards ensuring that communities determine their own needs and their own future, which is one of the key focal areas on which partners in GFAR have agreed to work. Farmers’ awareness of their needs and their rights, in this case data needs and data rights, is key in this process..

GFAR organized the event in collaboration with the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

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In the training course, we brought together a group of 16…

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CESAG offre trois (03) bourses doctorales aux ressortissants d’Afrique centrale et occidentale

Au titre de l’appel à candidature lancé en novembre/décembre 2016 par l’Office Allemand d’Echanges universitaires (DAAD) et le Ministère Fédéral Allemand de la Coopération Economique et du Développement (BMZ) en direction des établissements d’enseignement supérieur au Sud du Sahara, le Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) Dakar- Sénégal a reçu le label de Centre d’accueil des programmes de bourses Master et Doctorat : IN-COUNTRY/IN-REGION, visant à renforcer l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche en Afrique centrale et occidentale. A ce titre, il s’est vu octroyer un quota de trois (03) bourses doctorales (2017, 2018, 2019) qu’il met à la disposition des candidats subsahariens au Doctorat dans le domaine des sciences de gestion remplissant les conditions détaillées ci-dessous: http://www.cesag.sn/images//appe–candidature-1.pdf

ECOWAS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK 2017

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA) and the Department for Energy and Mines of the ECOWAS Commission, are jointly organizing the second edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Week from October 18 – 20, 2017 in Dakar, Senegal.

The ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Week aims to promote exchange of ideas and cooperation to support the accelerated development of the regional energy market and improve the current policy and regulatory landscape hindering the required investment into the region’s energy sector. The forum also facilitates networking and partnerships between ECOWAS policy makers, regional and international private sector players and financial institutions.

The event is supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), the Spanish Agency for international Development Cooperation (AECID), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Germany (GIZ).

More : http://www.ecreee.org/

Source: http://www.ecreee.org/event/save-date-ecowas-sustainable-energy-week-2017

Qualified DAAD scholarship applicants wanted before 1st December 2016

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are contacting you to inform you about the DAAD scholarship under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” offered to a few highly qualified applicants to our master program “M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”).  We hope that you will circulate this information to as many potential applicants are possible.

Further details regarding this category of DAAD scholarships can be accessed here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-scholarships

We are currently accepting DAAD scholarship applications for the academic year 2017/18 i.e. for the M.Sc. AgEcon degree starting on 1st October 2017 from qualified applicants. The DAAD scholarship application deadline is on 1st December 2017. Applicants wishing to be considered for the scholarship must therefore ensure that we have received their scholarship application documents before this date.

Information regarding the M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”) can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon

Contacts of our current students and our alumni can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-students-2016

Scholarship application documents must be sent to us through the post i.e. through regular mail or through courier service providers e.g. DHL such that the application package reaches our office on or before 1st December 2016. Late applications shall not be accepted.

Qualified applicants who have the fear that their application package might not reach our office before the deadline can scan all the required documents and then email them to us through: agecon@uni-hohenheim.de. Such applicants should however be advised that the hard copies of all the required documents must have reached our office latest by 10th January 2017, else they will not be considered for the DAAD scholarship.

Applicants are kindly requested to carefully read and follow the application instructions attached to this email.

In summary, the following documents are required:

  1. Proof of the online application form downloadable at the end of the online application process here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/82194
  2. Results of the mandatory AgEcon online Pretest:  Applicants can learn how to register for the test here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/index.php?id=111935
  3. Certified copies of the bachelor degree certificate of graduation and complete transcript of records both in the original language of issue and, if this was not in English or German, then official English or German translations must be included. Accepted are bachelor degrees in Agricultural Sciences e.g. Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness and Farm Management, Business Management and any other related disciplines. Applicants must have a strong background in Statistics and Microeconomics
  4. An English C.V. in the EuroPass format that can easily be generated here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae
  5. Proof of proficiency in English e.g. IELTS Academic overall band 6.5 or better, or TOEFL iBT 90 points or more: Applicants must be aware that this is a mandatory requirement. We will not exempt an applicant from this requirement regardless if they studied in English or not. Applicants from countries where English is the official language and also the language of instruction must also provide the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS Academic score certificate. The final submission deadline is on 10th January 2017.
  6. A completed, signed and dated DAAD Scholarship application form that can be downloaded here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/fileadmin/einrichtungen/agrar/Service/Studium/DAADForm.pdf. The DAAD scholarship and the AgEcon master degree application should be sent directly to our university and not to the DAAD offices in Bonn as stated in this form.
  7. A signed and dated letter of motivation explaining how the applicant thinks that he or she is qualified for the scholarship and how a scholarship award will benefit their future careers.
  8. Official reference letters from former and current employers clearly stating the employment period: Applicants should note that such professions as “lecturers” or “teachers” or “researchers” in a school, university or college are NOT considered as relevant for this particular category of DAAD scholarships. Applicants MUSTalso be currently employed and the employer should be willing to grant them study leave of at least 2 years.
  9. A maximum of two official reference letters from former professors/lecturers evaluating the applicant’s academic capabilities

Further details regarding the required documents can be found in the attachment.

Pièces jointes:

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Call for Abstracts: Agriculture for Development Conference 2015

RUFORUM

SwedenSwedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) and Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) are pleased to announce call for abstracts for the Agri4D 2015 Conference. It is a two day event for researchers and professionals working with and /or interested in agriculture for development. PhD students senior scientists, experts from social, political, soil, crops, natural resources and animal science, economy, forestry, horticulture, veterinary medicine etc are encouraged to apply.

Abstracts submission is opened for;

  • presentations of results or ongoing activity in research for oral presentation in sub-sessions or with posters (all posters will have oral presentations)
  • presentation of networks, research groups, organization and general ideas with posters (all posters will have short oral presentations) Read more by clicking here.

Agricultural research for development conference – Agri4D – 2015
At a time when the Millennium Development Goals will expire, and the United Nations has been engaged in a global consultative…

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