Category SDG2 Zero Hunger

AI for Good: How advanced crop intelligence can help solve food production challenges

Farmers spend nearly half of their operational budgets on agrochemicals such as herbicides and pesticides. Unfortunately, they usually apply these to entire fields at a time, which generates high chemical costs and decreases the efficacy of the chemicals. Such widespread application of chemicals harms the environment, endangers human health, and increases the likelihood of chem­ical-resistance […]

How ICTs can fast forward progress on the SDGs

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) now form the backbone of today’s digital economy. They also have enormous potential to fast forward progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve people’s lives in fundamental ways. Building the next generation of ICT infrastructure will power the evolution of smart, sustainable cities and communities worldwide. […]

In Trinidad, a regional model for how apps can help farmers

In May 2016, a multi-disciplinary research project started by a group of computer science lecturers at The University of the West Indies won international recognition at the ITU World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland. AgriNeTT placed in the top 5 among a host of international e-agriculture projects for its support to the […]

ICTs for Africa’s food security: Can Silicon Valley work with ‘Silicon Savannah’?

Food insecurity – being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food – remains a feature of the 21st century. Today, one in four people in Sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished. Yet, the region holds about half of the world’s unused fertile land and the World Bank projects that by 2030, Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness […]