FAO-ISHS Fruit and Vegetable Small-Scale Farming Webinar Series: Innovative Technologies for Small-Scale Farmers
FAO-ISHS Fruit and Vegetable Small-Scale Farming Webinar Series:
Innovative Technologies for Small-Scale Farmers
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | 14:00 –15:30 CEST
Sustainable optimization of agricultural production is a priority to address today's social, economic and environmental challenges.
Innovation based on new technologies that are adapted for use by small-scale farmers can facilitate improved livelihoods based on sound ecological interactions.
The webinar shares context-specific and practical solutions based on appropriate technologies for farmers in low- and middle-income countries. The challenges, opportunities and progress made in sustainable fruit and vegetable-based production systems are actively discussed and include:
- Adapted technologies
- Protected cultivation systems resilient to shocks and stresses
- Remote sensing of crops, nutrients, water, pests and diseases
- Use of tractors, drones and satellites
As part of the Fruit and Vegetable Small-Scale Farming Webinar Series, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) are hosting this webinar on Innovative Technologies for Small-Scale Farmers.
This webinar has ended - the video recording of this webinar is available below for on-demand viewing.
For more ISHS on-demand video content please refer to the ISHS HortDialogues page at https://www.ishs.org/hortdialogues
Agenda (scroll down to download full webinar programme, including speakers' biographies)
14:00 –14:05: Opening remarks by Yüksel Tüzel, President of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS)
14:05 –14:20: Keynote speech by Murat Kacira, Director of the University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (UA-CEAC)
14:20 –15:05: Panel discussion with Dr. Sindhuja Sankaran, Associate Professor, Washington State University, Department of Biological Systems Engineering; Dr. Manuela Zude-Sasse, Group leader for Precision Horticulture at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB); Melvin Medina Navarro, Agricultural Officer, FAO, and Lead Technical Officer of the FAO Smart Farming Project
15:05 –15:25: Q&A session
15:25 –15:30: Concluding remarks by Fenton Beed, Team Leader - Rural and Urban Crop and Mechanization Systems, Plant Production and Protection Division, FAO
The webinar will be moderated by Makiko Taguchi, Agricultural Officer, FAO