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The E-agriculture Strategy competing for a prestigious international prize – Please vote to help the strategy win!

The FAO-ITU E-agriculture Strategy Guide and related works are up for the WSIS prize in the E-agriculture theme (Category 13) and your votes are needed to win!

Would be helpful if you could vote and please promote this in whatever way you think is best.

Follow these steps to vote for FAO-ITU E-agriculture Strategy Guide:
Follow the link http://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/prizes/2017/ and click on “VOTE”
If you have an account proceed to “Login”, otherwise, click on “Register” and fill out the quick form!
Click on the “VOTE” tab and find FAO-ITU E-agriculture Strategy Guide under the 13th category (note: you must vote in all categories for your vote to be counted. You may save your votes and return at any time later on).
Once you have voted in all categories, you will receive an email thanking you for your participation!

When Do I Need to Vote?


Voting is open now and closes on Sunday 30 April 2017.

What is the WSIS Prize?

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) prizes is a unique international contest developed to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.


Background on the e-agriculture strategy work

The E-agriculture Strategy framework is used globally to assist countries in identifying and developing sustainable ICT for agriculture solutions and services. This was developed by FAO, ITU and partners such as CTA.  Bhutan and Sri Lanka were the first countries in the world to have a comprehensive e-agriculture strategy based on this framework. Lao PDR’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry ICT Strategy was based on this framework. Other countries in this region – Lao PDR, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu and the Philippines are now in the process of finalizing their e-agriculture strategy with technical assistance from FAO, ITU. Thailand has expressed interest. The e-agriculture strategy work is also expanding to countries in other regions such as Europe, Africa and the Near East.

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Related publications

The E-agriculture Strategy Guide: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5564e.pdf
The E-agriculture Strategy Guide – a summary: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6909e.pdf
E-agriculture in Action: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6972e.pdf
Success Stories on the use of Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture and Rural Development: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6733e.pdf
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