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Thursday, May 9, 2013

CTA mets FAO on e-agriculture

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) has finalized plans to meet with the Food and Agri-culture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) over e-agriculture.

ICT4D Programme Coordinator at CTA, Mr. Ken Lohento, confirmed this to NaijaAgroNet, saying that the essence billed as prelude for forthcoming World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Forum 2013 in Geneva, would include to investigate the state of national and regional strategies for e-agriculture strategies, and their impact on how the entire sector can tap into the full benefits of ICT. 

“The outcomes of these actions will serve as the starting point for the e-agriculture action line session at WSIS Forum 2013,” Lohento said.

He also said that for those not attending WSIS, they could join remotely and would be able to ask questions and make comments.
NaijaAgroNet gathered that the session would be moderated by Mr. Michael Riggs of FAO, while panelists includes Ms Jennifer Britton, Caribbean Community (CARICOM ) Secretariat, Guyana; Mr Edward Addo-Dankwa, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana; Mr Ken Lohento, Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA); Mr Harsha Liyanage, Sarvodaya-Fusion and eNovation4D, Sri Lanka and Mr Shahid Uddin Akbar, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID).

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