Role of women in agri highlighted in PH radio initiative episode

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 08 March, and National Women’s Month in the Philippines, let us take a listen to a radio episode about women in agriculture. Daryl Leyesa of rural women’s group Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) revealed in an episode of Makamundong Usapan (Earth-Friendly Conversations), which aired on local… Read More

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Impact of digital agri project in Liliw, Philippines assessed

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has recently conducted an assessment on the impact of one of its digital agriculture projects in Liliw, Laguna, Philippines. The project was conducted together with AppGeese, Inc. Liliw Upland Farmers Marketing Cooperative (LUFAMCO) was part of the piloting of the AgriEx app.… Read More

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Community radios continue to ignite change in Asia-Pacific region

ComDev Asia (CDA) spotlights family farming’s impact, while AMARC Asia-Pacific empowers through community radios, amplifying voices for a sustainable future. ComDev Asia’s (CDAs) ongoing initiative aligns Family Farmer Organization (FFOs), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and communication networks to spotlight family farming’s vital role in sustainable food systems. It aims to heighten awareness about the… Read More

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Integrating traditional knowledge to address knowledge gaps in Asia-Pacific

The UN Climate Change, in partnership with UNEP and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), convened different stakeholders to discuss progress, share case studies and highlight concrete actions taken to bridge knowledge gaps in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) and Pacific Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) subregions during  the 2023 Asia-Pacific Climate Week… Read More

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Philippine provincial broadcasters trained on agribiotech content

Radio broadcasters from Oriental Mindoro and Agusan del Norte, Philippines were trained in producing programs focused on agricultural biotechnology last 11 November 2023 in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines. The training was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through the Bridging and Upgrading Mechanisms and Pathways for… Read More

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Connecting rural Nepalese farmers to the market through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service

As the world modernizes, remote farmers in Nepal are also embracing technological advancements for an opportunity to improve their livelihoods. An Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service called Suchanako Sansaar, which means ‘World of Information,’ was launched in Sukhet, Nepal. It was initiated by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with the CGIAR… Read More

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Digital Green develops AI chatbot for farmer advisory service

Digital Green, one of the steering committee members of ComDev Asia, presented a new product that aims to enhance the development of farmer-driven content, research outputs, and policy guidance at scale during the 4th Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. Thailand,  27-28 September 2023. Farmer.CHAT is a generative Artificial Intelligence… Read More

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Grow-IoT: Smart analytics app for remote farm monitoring in India

In the agricultural sector, farming usually involves heavy and extensive labor to ensure good quality produce that still meets the quantity needed to feed an entire population. However, even with this much effort, good harvest can only be seen in certain seasons all throughout the year.  A study by Nigam et al. (2022) shows that… Read More

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Smart Farming Technology: The Future of Agriculture in Aceh Province, Indonesia

Population growth, climate change, and people’s consumption habits all have an impact on a nation’s food security. Indonesia has implemented smart farming technology (SFT) in its agriculture sector to address these issues. SFT refers to farm management that makes use of modern information and communication technologies to increase the quantity and quality of products while… Read More

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