e-discussion (open until 27.3.2017): Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture based systems

This forum http://www.e-agriculture.org/forumtopics/your-understanding-and-experiences-what-role-icts-sustainable-intensification on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and gather success stories in the application and use of ICTs in sustainable intensification of horticulture crop production systems. These technologies include, but are not limited to, mobile phone technology, geographic information systems, remote sensing, precision and other innovative smart farming technologies. In this discussion participants are encouraged to share the motivations for adopting innovative ICT technologies in horticulture crop based systems. That means, your experiences, lessons learnt and challenges encountered as well as what you see as the way forward in ensuring that both smallholder and commercial farmers worldwide can benefit from ICT innovations and technologies in SCPI of horticulture based systems.

How to participate?
This forum can be accessed from 6 to 27 of March 2017 on the e-agriculture platform http://www.e-agriculture.org/forumtopics/your-understanding-and-experiences-what-role-icts-sustainable-intensification . The forum is structured into three discussion questions that will be introduced at weekly intervals. Participants are free to post related comments within each respective week.

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