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"With a continent-wide recession looming and the UN predicting a “hunger pandemic” in the wake of the coronavirus, there are two ways in which the world can help right now: with data and with investments that strengthen Africa’s food security."   The cite is from the article that is written by Ban Ki-moon & Patrick Verkooijen | Global Center on Adaptation. Read the Global Center...

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The Inspire Hackathon was held in Kampala Uganda in spring 2020.  The hackathon started in March and it concluded on 6th May. The event was attended by more than 200 registered hackers from 42 countries.  The hackathon was organized in 10 teams addressing 10 challenges that covered agriculture, food security, desert locust, citizen science, traffic and more. We are happy to share the...

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Dear friends, in relation to the discussion, which is described in one from the previous blog https://www.smartafrihub.com/home/-/blogs/massive-agriculture-data-collection- I make a little Google search and I recognise some interesting presentation, which can help us. See  https://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/geoinformation_socio_economic_dev-en.pdf and...

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Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) are multi-actor ecosystems that support farming communities in their digital transformation by providing a broad variety of services from a one-stop shop. I line with this goal, a WhatsApp meeting was held on the 1st of April, 2020, to address some of the challenges and opportunities in the uptake of digital technologies by farmers in Africa. The guiding questions...

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