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Join GODAN/AODIRF Digital Forum today!

GODAN is pleased to invite you to the GODAN/AODIRF Digital Forum on the topic of sustainable investment in the agricultural sector in Developing Countries.

Thursday 3 December, 2020

13h00 - Coordinated Universal Time

Join the meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/93464959428

See HERE for more information.

 

The agriculture and food sector is facing numerous challenges. With an estimated 821 million people suffering from hunger, and the global population projected to grow to over 9.6 billion by 2050, there will be a significant increase in the demand for food over the coming years. At the same time, the availability of natural resources is becoming increasingly limited.

Digital innovation and improved infrastructure may be part of the solution. Digital technologies are creating new opportunities for smallholder farmers, with the uptake of mobile technologies, remote-sensing services and distributed computing already improving smallholders’ access to data, markets, training and finance. 

Relatively weak technological infrastructure, high costs of technology, and low levels of digital skill in emerging economies has resulted in both challenges and opportunities. While rural communities may appear to have have been left behind in the digitisation process; targeted investment in appropriate infrastructure and capacity development would allow them to bypass older technologies and join the digital agriculture revolution.

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