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ICTforAg 2022 to focus on agri-tech and agri-food

The ICTforAg 2022 Conference will be held virtually from March 9 to 10, 2022, and convene the leading stakeholders from the agri-tech and agri-food space across Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

farmerThis virtual session is focused on promoting collaboration across the digital agriculture ecosystem to build resilient communities. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

This interactive virtual experience is focused on technical dialogue and promoting collaboration across the digital agriculture ecosystem to build resilient communities. 

Given the growing emphasis on digital interventions in agriculture, ICTforAg 2022 will provide the ideal platform for the community at large to share valuable insights and boost partnerships that will pave the way to ground-breaking solutions.

Sponsored by 'Feed the Future' and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, ICTforAg 2022 is implemented by DAI and Intellecap.

ICTforAg 2022 will focus on four cross-cutting themes woven throughout the conference, to explore how data, technologies and digital innovations are remaking the agri-food space around the world, and collective measures to ensure the potential of digital technologies benefits all market actors and countries. 

These are:

Locally-led development: Creating grassroots impact requires a deep understanding of local challenges, contexts and resource availability. This theme will focus on local actors leading the charge in the design, deployment and uptake of digital agriculture solutions, content, and enabling policies.

Climate: Agriculture and food systems have been severely disrupted by climate change across the globe, with the most vulnerable facing the brunt. This theme will focus on the benefits of adopting digital technologies that promote climate-friendly solutions, and help to mitigate the impact of climate change in LMICs.

While speaking to South Africa Today, Katie Shipley, Digital Frontiers project director at DAI said, “ICTforAg provides opportunities for more effective collaboration and sustained global partnerships, which are essential cornerstones of successful digital development. When adopting more holistic and local approaches, platforms like ICTforAg are especially invaluable.”

Mukund Prasad, associate director at Intellecap said, “ICTforAg2022 is a catalyst for showcasing innovative practices, and encouraging digital adoption of technology and tools that has a significant impact to promote inclusion in the agri-food sector. This conference will present diverse solutions from multiple stakeholders to support the rapid growth of food and agriculture systems across the globe. By initiating conversations and catalysing cross—border partnerships, we aim to maximise the force on entrepreneurial ecosystem building and spur sustainable development.”