Agriculture Stream

How can ICT promote the salvation of Africa’s unique natural heritage whilst enjoying the fruits of an improved quality of life for its increasing population?

The Sustainable 2030 Global goal number 2 focuses on “Ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture”.

“Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”

It is noted that there are 800 million hungry people in a world that actually produces enough food for all. Degraded soils, polluted water and poisoned fields and meadows are just a few of the facts that demonstrate that changes are needed to our current agricultural strategy.

How can ICT halt Africa’s threatened unique wildlife?

The Developed world has made a mess of its environment. How can ICT help Africa develop and avoid doing the same to ours?
Are GMO’s a threat to Africa’s unique, rich and largely unexplored flora?
How can ICT promote the salvation of Africa’s unique natural heritage whilst enjoying the fruits of an improved quality of life for its increasing population?

Computer Society of Zimbabwe Summer School will draw expertise from world bodies, academics and practitioners to examine how ICTs can help to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable dichotomies in this important sector. In exploring means and ways of achieving the intended goal by 2030, the following sub-topics shall be examined further:

Biodiversity
Research
Appropriate technologies
Policies
Sustainability

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