News & Agenda

Plowing through COVID-19 lockdowns: Mathematicians injecting fresh thinking into climate resilience research

Source : https://ccafs.cgiar.org/news/plowing-through-covid-19-lockdowns-mathematicians-injecting-fresh-thinking-climate-resilience#.XuDFGEUzY2x Standing up to COVID-19’s gridlock, a team of scientists engaged in an unprecedented learning experience in the largest intake of AIMS alumni to date. With no time to spare, these trailblazers powered up a cohort of the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Resilience (MS4CR) Internship Program into a nimble remote working team spanning…
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Flipping the script on rainfall data

Source : https://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/flipping-script-rainfall-data#.XuCoEkUzY2x Simple rain gauges are positioned to be a gamechanger in helping farmers manage agricultural risk. In the last few hours before COIVD-19 locked the Consultive Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers staff into remote work, a handful of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) researchers traveled to Kenya’s…
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NADiRA & the IsDB Regional Rice Value Chain Program

Organized by IsDB with the representatives of countries targeted by the Regional Rice Value Chain program (Niger, Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone), a Regional Rice Value Chain Program meeting was held in Dakar from 29 to 31 July 2019. NADiRA was represented by Daniel Annerose, CEO of Manobi, who presented and discussed the contribution of…
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NADiRA at the Global CSA Conference

During the Global Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture at Danpasar (Indonesia) we presented NADiRA at the ‘Digitally enabled climate-informed services’ session. Objectives of the session : Deepen understanding on the potential of digital technologies to advance climate smart agriculture through Climate Information Services (CIS). From pilots to demand driven CIS – Understanding drivers and critical successful…
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NADiRA at ICT4D Conference

At the 2019 ICT4D Summit, Pierre C. Sibiry Traore presented a paper on ‘Nurturing Africa’s Digital Revolution for Agriculture: agCelerant value chain orchestrators industrializing EO and IoT into smallholder agriculture’ Details: https://ict4dconference2019.pathable.com/meetings/973478

Nigeria adopts agCelerant to connect smallholder farmers

[Press release] A landmark private-public partnership to transform Nigeria’s agricultural sector Nigeria’s freshly inaugurated national agCelerant technical committee reviewed initiatives and programs geared at improving the performance of agricultural value chains, and developed a roadmap to mainstream phygital agriculture into the current and planned projects of FMARD, with agCelerant as a vehicle for implementation and performance assessment. The country…
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ULiège and NADiRA participate in national AquaCrop training Nigeria

From 16 to 20 September 2019, IAEA-FAO and the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti organized a national training course on “Enhancing crop nutrition and soil and water management, and technology transfer in irrigated systems for increased food production and income generation”. Training director and deputy vice-chancellor Prof. Sunday Fasina invited ULiège to chair a 5-day training…
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Nigeria leads agriculture into the post-digital era with the inauguration of Africa’s first National agCelerant Technical Committee

[Press release] Nigeria leads agriculture into the post-digital era with the inauguration of Africa’s first National agCelerant Technical Committee On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigeria’s agricultural sector leaped one purposeful step forward with the formal inauguration of her National agCelerant Technical Committee, in the first official endorsement, at a country level, of the transformative potential…
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NADiRA – Mid Term Results

Started in November 2017, NADiRA – Nurturing Africa’s Digital Revolution for Agriculture – is an innovation action to develop the use of Earth Observation (EO) in contractual smallholder agriculture, improving risk management, efficiency, productivity, financial security and inclusive welfare benefits for all value chain stakeholders. The opportunity Africa is undergoing a transformative change, driven by…
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NADiRA joins the EU Innovation Radar platform

NADiRA joins the EU Innovation Radar platform with Spacebel and Manobi as key innovators. The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. By making visible and accessible the EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects to the public, the Innovation Radar platform also aims…
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