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Agriculture, Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development

Agricultural innovations is a process whereby individuals or organizations bring new or existing products, processes or ways of organization into use for the first, are capable of improving household food security status, ensuring sustainable natural resource management, create employments and reduce poverty. These innovations and technologies aim to increase effectiveness, competitiveness, resilience to shocks or environmental sustainability.

INTRODUCTION
Agricultural innovations defined as a process whereby individuals or organizations bring new or existing products, processes or ways of organization into use for the first, are capable of improving household food security status, ensuring sustainable natural resource management, create employments and reduce poverty. In agriculture, innovations and technologies aim to increase effectiveness, competitiveness, resilience to shocks or environmental sustainability. Following the dynamic nature of technologies and innovations and the importance of agriculture in contributing to rural population livelihoods, Information Communication Technology presents an opportunity for rural farmers in increasing their productivity. This 5 days course will equip the participants with knowledge on use of ICT in agriculture to enhance productivity and increase effectiveness and efficiency across the agricultural value chain.

DURATION
5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Agricultural extension officers,
• Research organizations
• Non-government organizations
• Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Identify different ICT technologies applied in agriculture
• Gain basic skills in ICT in agriculture.
• Understand importance of integration of ICT in agribusiness
• Identify current ICT trends in relation to agriculture
• Understand current trends in ICTs as they pertain to agriculture and the contributions that ICT can make to enhance agricultural strategies and their implementation.
• Analyse both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with technology to improve agricultural outcomes
• Understand the application of ICT in farm production, inventory management, and marketing and in extension services.
• Gain knowledge on gender equitable skills in ICT development in agriculture which is a major player towards rural development.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Module 1: Introduction to ICT in agricultural development
• Mobile devices and services and their impact on agriculture and rural development
• Gender-equitable, ICT-enabled agricultural development
• Increasing crop, livestock, and fishery productivity through ICT

Module 2: ICTs as enablers of agricultural innovation systems
• Broadening smallholders' access to financial services through ICT
• ICT application in farmer organizations
• ICT enabled agricultural extension

Module 3: Strengthening agricultural marketing with ICT
• ICT applications for smallholder inclusion in agribusiness supply chains
• ICT applications for agricultural risk management
• Improving food safety and traceability while empowering smallholders through ICT

Module 4: Strengthening rural governance, institutions, and citizen participation using ICT
• Field visit to organization using ICT in agriculture

Module 5:
• ICT for land administration and management
• Inventory management with ICT
• GIS and RS application in agriculture
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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or +254 759 285 295. You can also email us on: training@fineresultsresearch.org

REQUIREMENTS
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

TRAINING FEE
The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254 759 285 295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

Date: 07 February 2022 to 11 February 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi
Cost: USD 800 , KES 65,000

 
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