Summary

Africa has a big agricultural potential, unlocking it requires practical, on-the-ground efforts and innovative solutions. Given the continent’s diversity, a winning strategy for stakeholders is to address the challenges faced by the farmers. ICT4D will improve the value chain by providing analytical data to support decision-making at all levels of the sector. Information sharing, analytics, tracking & traceability, access to markets and finance are the key benefits derived from use of agri-tech.

Who should watch the webinar

Government officials and representatives from County Governments (Min. of Agriculture & ICT), Development Agencies, Non-Governmental & Non-profit Agri-based organizations, Telecommunication companies, Financial institutions (banks, microfinances, insurance companies), Agri-based enterprises (farming and seeds companies, Agri-input companies, food processors etc.)

In this webinar, you’ll learn

  • Increase productivity by catalyzing ICT4D - ICT for development i.e. use of technology to drive socio-economic development.
  • Awareness raising and technical assistance to stakeholders for the quick acceptance and adoption of new technology.
  • Evidence-based technology for market production, finance, and knowledge flows to open up new avenues for the transformation and modernization of agricultural value chains in an inclusive manner.
  • Market research and data analytics will enhance understanding and confidence, thus boosting capital flows to the sector.
  • Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach as a strategy will help to guide, transform, and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support growth in the sector & mitigate the effects of the changing climatic patterns.

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Speakers

Vanessa Adams

VP, Strategic Partnerships
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Lloyd Le Page

Sr. Advisor for AgriFood Investment
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Dr. Francis Aminu

Director, Health & Nutrition
Dangote Foundation

Victor Mugo

Regional Coordinator (East Africa)
Nourishing Africa

Christant Mavindu

Head of Innovation (Africa/ME/LATAM)
CropIn Technology