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South Sudan and IFAD to boost productivity, food security and resilience of small-scale farmers faced with climate change

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 giugno 2021

A new US$19.9 million project will bring much needed help to 38,800 rural households facing the impacts of poverty, food insecurity and climate change. The South Sudan Livelihoods Resilience Project (SSLRP) will empower rural people to boost productivity, food security and nutrition, and resilience. At a time when the COVID-19 crisis and climate change could further push the 85 per cent of South Sudanese who live in rural areas into deeper poverty, SSLRP will target the most vulnerable, food insecure and small-scale producers, engaged in fishing, cropping and livestock production.The financing agreement was signed virtually by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and Athian Ding Athian, Minister for Finance and Planning of the Republic of South Sudan.In South Sudan, poverty is higher in rural areas, with 80 per cent of the population living below the poverty line and depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Therefore agriculture is key to defeating poverty and hunger. However, South Sudan, a resource-rich country and the youngest nation in Africa, remains the third most fragile in the world. In South Sudan, farmers continue to bear the brunt of climate change, and the project will address their need for access to drought tolerant and early maturing seeds, drought tolerant agroforestry fodder species, water conservation and management, afforestation, mangroves rehabilitation and conservation, solar and other renewable energy sources. SSLRP will also rehabilitate and construct water infrastructure, rural roads to give access to markets, and processing and storage facilities. To build and strengthen the capacity of the beneficiaries and the government during the implementation phases, SSLRP will partner with the African Development Bank (AfDB), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank. SSLRP will operate in three states and five counties – Eastern Equatoria (Magwi and Torit), Central Equatoria (Kajo Keji and Terekeka) and Jonglei (Bor) and will therefore contribute towards livelihoods recovery and rebuild farming systems. It is also in alignment with the ambitious agenda of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity. .To implement SSLRP, IFAD is providing a US$1.9 million loan, $7.9 million grant and $4.0 million IFAD climate finance. In addition, the Government of South Sudan is providing US$1.6 million, with a further US$5.6 million from the African Development Bank as parallel co-financing and US$0.8 million from the beneficiaries themselves. The Government of the Netherlands will provide US$8.0 million grant as additional co-financing for SSLRP to support rural feeder roads for agriculture production and access to markets.Since 2011, IFAD has financed 2 rural development programmes and projects in the Republic of South Sudan for a total cost of US$ 43.8 million, with an IFAD investment of US$ 23.3million,directly benefiting nearly 77,000 rural households.

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Alteryx Joins Forces with Plotly to Enable Data Visualization Throughout the Analytics Lifecycle

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 agosto 2017

Alteryx, Inc., (NYSE: AYX), a leader in self-service data analytics, today announced that it is partnering with Plotly, the preferred data visualization platform for modern data science, to enhance inline “visualytics” within the Alteryx platform. As modern organizations seek to distribute analytics capabilities across a variety of business users, there has been a significant shift towards self-service platforms — and now — for more intuitive visual representations (or inline visualytics) of data as it moves through the analytics pipeline. With this integration, line-of-business analysts can work in a more agile environment that supports sophisticated analytics techniques.“Increasingly, our customers are asking to visualize and understand their data not just at the conclusion of the analytics process, but throughout the problem-solving journey,” said Dean Stoecker, CEO of Alteryx. “Plotly’s interactive visualization is the ideal technology to match with the Alteryx platform to increase the productivity of analysts during the entire modeling process. Through visual analytics — or, visualytics, as we like to call it — we are making those thrilling discoveries all the more accessible.”With the Alteryx platform, users have an end-to-end solution to access and discover data assets, utilize powerful dataset creation capabilities, apply statistical and spatial analysis, and visualize data. To date, the Alteryx platform has often been paired with traditional dashboarding solutions to enable visualization. Adding a visualization panel directly into the Alteryx platform is a logical step in creating a unified experience for business analysts. Plotly’s robust charting library and JSON-based architecture makes it an ideal partner for delivering even greater value to customers.“The Alteryx philosophy of making analytics easier is very much complementary to our mission of empowering users to easily create robust and impactful data visualizations,” said Jack Parmer, CEO of Plotly. “Our open-source, intuitive and interactive technology means that charts, graphs, and other visual assets are as easy to create and share by non-coders, as they are by developers.”In addition to the Plotly partnership, Alteryx today announced that Ashley Kramer has joined as Vice President of Product Management and will be based in the company’s development facility in Broomfield, Colorado. Kramer brings tremendous knowledge to Alteryx to help scale its product organization, facilitate the development of cloud-based offerings and strengthen strategic technology partnerships. Prior to Alteryx, Kramer was Director of Product Management and Head of Cloud Strategy at Tableau Software, Inc. where she oversaw the vision and development of its SaaS offering. Prior to that, Ashley was Technical Program Manager at Amazon.com, Inc., where she focused on the Kindle product line.

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Elsevier Announces Two Tetrahedron Symposia for 2012

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 gennaio 2012

Amsterdam Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced it will organize an extra Tetrahedron Symposium in 2012. In an effort to bring the world class speakers in bioorganic and organic medicinal chemistry closer to researchers, Tetrahedron’s annual symposium will this year be held in two locations, one in Europe and one in Asia. Professor Chi-Huey Wong, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and Chairman of the 13th Tetrahedron Symposium Asia, said of the planned symposium in Taipei, “I am excited by this novel concept of having the world-class Tetrahedron Symposium hosted in two venues in 2012. This will enable many more scientists to participate than is possible for more traditional meetings. I am also very pleased that so many distinguished colleagues have enthusiastically agreed to participate.” Professor Stephen Neidle, UCL School of Pharmacy, London and Chairman of the 13th Tetrahedron Symposium Europe, said of the planned symposium in Amsterdam, “These are exciting times for the chemistry and life sciences field and I am delighted that the planned symposium will reflect this, with an outstanding group of speakers. The symposium will also be an opportunity for many scientists to present and discuss their latest work in the stimulating environment of the Tetrahedron Symposium.” Diddel Francissen, Executive Publisher of Elsevier’s Tetrahedron journals added, “Nothing compares to actually physically attending a symposium. With top international speakers such as Michael Famulok (Europe), Shigeki Sasaki (Asia), Clifton Barry (USA), the symposium can be held anywhere in the world. We are very pleased to have created more opportunities for researchers across the word to attend the event, present their work and interact with internationally renowned scientists. This symposium duplication is a first for Elsevier, and if successful, can pave the way for future duplications of symposia and conferences.”http://www.tetrahedron-symposium.elsevier.com
Elsevier’s Tetrahedron cluster of journals consists of: Tetrahedron, Tetrahedron Letters, Tetrahedron Assymetry, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry and Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. All these journals provide an international forum for the publication of research in all areas of (bio)organic and medicinal chemistry.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

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Advisor productivity

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 Maggio 2010

Finantix has launched applications for financial advisors and individual investors that will natively run on Apple iPads. The apps cover key elements of the advisory value chain: financial planning, portfolio analysis, order management, alerting, client reporting. They leverage the full power of the iPad: a highly visual and interactive experience, ease of use and the immense appeal of the device. Alessandro Tonchia, founder and director of Finantix – http://www.finantix.com – analyses the significant business impact of this technology. “Our advisory apps for the iPad and iPhone are a joy to use and offer dramatic benefits in terms of sales, quality of service and productivity. Client interactions become more collaborative, with clients and advisors able to share an engaging planning experience. Additionally, monitoring financial events on a device that is designed for immediate and high-quality communication will greatly increase the productivity of advisors and their ability to reach out to clients in timely and intelligent ways.” The iPad apps complement the Finantix wealth management suite – http://www.finantix.com/wealth.html – which is recognised by analysts as one of the leading solutions in both the mass affluent and high net worth segments. Finantix software is explicitly architected for multi-channel delivery. It is used by advisors, clients, branch employees and call centre agents. In addition to the iPad, it supports the Web, Flash widgets and the iPhone. The iPad and iPhone components can be deployed stand-alone or integrated with the systems currently used by a financial institution. The new releases are currently being piloted by wealth managers who are acting as design partners, with general availability planned for the third quarter of this year. Finantix will consider additional requests to join the early adopter program. Finantix is an established provider of client-centric solutions for financial advice, sales and service.The solutions help banks, insurers and wealth managers attract new customers and maximise the potential of existing ones. Standard functionality covers advice, origination and transactions for investment, insurance, lending and banking products. Finantix has offices across America, Asia and Europe, counting more than 50 clients in over 20 countries. The company is recognised by reputable market analysts and blue chip clients for both business and technical innovation in the industry.

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