Webinar – COVID-19: Accelerating the use of digital agriculture

Thursday 24 Jun 2021 | AgriTech | AgriTech solutions | Digitisation of agricultural value chains | English | Financial inclusion for farmers | Financial inclusion for women | Global | Mobile for Development | Resilient technology | Resource | Video |

COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of agricultural and food systems, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The impacts on smallholder farmers in LMICs are significant: declining incomes, disruptions to the food supply and challenges in accessing inputs have exacerbated extreme poverty and food security, forcing farmers to make tough choices. Agribusinesses and cooperatives have also seen their operations disrupted by measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

From the onset of the pandemic, digital agriculture solutions have enabled smallholder farmers to continue receiving advisory, acquire much-needed financing, receive inputs for their farms and identify new markets for their products. Digital agriculture can help farmers overcome pain points and making them more resilient to future shocks.

This webinar covers key findings from the GSMA AgriTech team from their report “COVID-19: Accelerating the Use of Digital Agriculture” and offers interesting insights from Farmforce and Dialog Axiata PLC about the latest trends in the adoption of digital agriculture solutions and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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