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WSIS Forum 2013: the C7 Workshop on enhancing strategies for e-agriculture

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) and the Food and Agri-culture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) are investigating 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.Earlier this year, CTA prepared a background report on the general state of e-agriculture policies and strategies in selected ACP countries (summary available at which aimed at providing a quick overview of the issue. The need of e-agriculture strategies and critical related is-sues were further discussed during a two week online discussion ( hosted by CTA on the e-Agriculture Community platform. In addition, an international workshop was orga-nized in the Netherlands, from 24 to 26 April (2013 ICT Observatory on the same subject. These activities were implemented with the collaboration of FAO and various partners including the UNECA, IICD, NEPAD Agency and some ACP ministries. Panelists Ms Jennifer Britton, Caribbean Community (CARICOM ) Secretariat, GuyanaMr Edward Addo-Dankwa, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, GhanaMr Ken Lohento, Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)Mr Harsha Liyanage, Sarvodaya-Fusion and eNovation4D, Sri LankaMr Shahid Uddin Akbar, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) ModeratorMr Michael Riggs, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO)This event will take place on Tuesday, 14 May, 09:00-10:45 (Central Europe Time). If you are attending WSIS Forum 2013 in Geneva, please join us in ITU room A. If you are not attending WSIS, please join us by remote particpation. You will be able to ask questions and make comments! See the flyer (PDF) for additional information on the panelists and session background.