Digital Agriculture Transformation Seminar

Agenda

Wednesday 12 June 2019
9.30-10.00 Green Room
Opening Ceremony
10.00-11.15 Green Room
High-Level Panel 1 Strengthening smallholders by bridging the rural digital divide Chair: Her Excellency Delphine Borione, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to FAO, IFAD, and WFPStrengthening smallholders by bridging the rural digital divide Panelists
  • Ke Tang, Director General of Department of Market and Informatization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs P.R. China Digital agriculture and rural areas—practices in China
  • Thouraya Triki, Director of Sustainable Products, Markets and Institutions, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) Making ICT work for smallholders: IFAD perspective
  • Maximo Torero Cullen, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO Benefits and risks of digitalization for the poor and smallholders
  • Christophe Larose, Head, Sector of Sustainable Agriculture from EU- European Commission – DG International Cooperation and Development Digital4Development strategy in EU support to sustainable agriculture
11.15-12.30 Green Room
High-Level Panel 2 Data protection, ownership and ethical use: protecting farmers and enabling markets Chair: Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Officer and Director, Technology Division, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Data protection, ownership and ethical use: protecting farmers and enabling markets Panelists
  • Christian-Reimsbach-Kounatze, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Enhancing Access to and Sharing of Data: Reconciling Risks and Benefits for Data Re-use across Societies
  • Jean-Philippe Grelot, Expert in Geographic and digital data, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, France Répondre à des besoins collectifs, dynamiser les innovations, garantir les droits individuels : défis simultanés de l'exploitation de données massives
  • Manuel Allara, Director, Risk Advisory Practice, Deloitte Data protection, ownership and ethical use: protecting farmers and enabling markets
12.30-14.00 Atrium
FAO Digital Services Portfolio
14.00-15.30 Green Room
High-Level Panel 3 Policies and standards for digital agriculture: the role of the international community (connectivity, literacy, regulation) Chair: Gwendolen Deboe, Economist – Agriculture and Environment Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Digital agriculture: how the international community can help Panelists
  • Michael Hailu, Director, Technical Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-European Union (CTA) Scaling up digitalisation for agriculture - challenges and opportunities
  • Archil Bukia, Deputy Director, Agricultural Projects Management Agency (APMA), Georgia e-evolution of APMA
  • William Beam, Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, United States Department of Agriculture, US Farm Service Agency and Precision Agriculture
  • Daniel Azevedo, Director, Trade Division and Digital Agriculture Department, Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisation & General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives (COPA-COGECA) It’s strategy, not technology, the real driver of digital agricultural
15.30-17.00 Green Room
High-Level Panel 4 Technology impact assessment – risks, opportunities and state-of-the-art for digital agriculture and family farming Chair: Bukar Tijani, Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO Technology impact assessment – risks, opportunities and state-of-the-art for digital agriculture and family farming Panelists
  • His Excellency Francois Pythoud, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO, IFAD and WFP, Switzerland Charter on the Digitalisation of Swiss Agriculture and Food Production
  • Saysongkham Sayavong, Head, GIS Unit, Department of Agricultural Land Management, Ministry of Agriculture, Lao People’s Democratic Republic Climate change adaptation at the multiple temporal and spatial scales in Lao PDR
  • Deborah Romney, Global Director, Development, Communication and Extension, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), United Kingdom Digital challenges and opportunities in delivery of advisory services – using examples from CABI work with partners
  • Andrea Ferrante, Coordinator, Schola Campesina, Italy The role of digital agriculture in agroecology and food sovereignty
17.30-20.00 FAO Terrace
Reception
Thursday 13 June 2019
9.00-18.00 Atrium
Side Event: FAO Digital Services Portfolio
9.00-10.30 Green Room
Session 1 Digital Transformation – Risks and opportunities for Food and Agriculture sector: The role of the private sectors Chair: Roberto Ridolfi, Assistant-Director-General, Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department (PS), FAO Digital Transformation – Risks and opportunities for Food and Agriculture sector: The role of the private sectors Speakers
  • His Excellency Kip Tom, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to FAO, IFAD and WFP, United States Closing the digital divide
  • Srinivasu Pappula, Chief Scientist and Global Head Digital Farming Initiatives of Tata Consultancy Service, India Transforming rural economies with PRIDE(TM)
  • Bernhard Yvetot, Vice-President, International Strategy, Orange Group Strategy Division, France Orange eAgriculture solutions in Africa
  • Francesco Iervolino, Partner, Deloitte Officine Innovazione, Italy How Open Innovation can help the food and agriculture sector
10.30-12.00 Green Room
Session 2 Innovation Labs and G-20: Addressing the 2030 Agenda Chair: Árni M. Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO Innovation Labs and G-20: Addressing the 2030 Agenda Speakers
  • Engel Hessel, Commissioner for Digitalisation and Director for Digital Innovation at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany Exchanging Ideas for the Digital Future of Agriculture -What Structures do We Need?
  • Song Wang, Division Director of Department of Market and Informatization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, P.R. China Information Technology for Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Bernhard Kowatsch, Head, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator #DisruptHunger and the WFP Innovation Accelerator
  • Jean-Philippe Dop, Deputy Director-General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) The challenges of digitalization and animal health global approach to address the 2030 agenda
13.30-14.45 Green Room
Session 3 Digital innovation to tackle climate change: Developing agrometeorological and agro-climatological capacity in developing countries Chair: René Castro-Salazar, Assistant Director-General, Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department Climate, biodiversity and nutrition nexus Speakers Climate, biodiversity and nutrition nexus
  • Michele Bernardi, Senior Consultant in Agrometeorology and Early Warning Systems, Italy Understanding user needs for climate services for agriculture: the role of digital innovation
  • Srinivasan Arunachalam, JMR InfoTech CEO, India Connecting the dots… time is now
  • Arif Satria, Rector, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia Digital innovation to tackle climate change
  • Livia Peiser, Technical Officer, Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department, FAO Earth observation to increase water productivity (Water Productivity Assessment - WAPOR)
14.45-16.00 Green Room
Session 4 Digital Innovation Ecosystem – Building capacity and partnership to develop local-led youth enterprises Chair: His Excellency Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to FAO, IFAD and WFP, Netherlands Digital Innovation Ecosystem – Building capacity and partnership to develop local-led youth enterprises Speakers
  • Marco Gualtieri, Founder and Chairman, Seeds and Chips, Italy Digital innovation ecosystem – building capacity and partnership to develop local-led youth enterprises
  • Tom Anyonge, Lead Technical Specialist on Youth at the Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, IFAD Supporting digitalization of young smallholder farmers
  • Alex Ntale, Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda ICT Chamber, Rwanda Digital Innovation Ecosystem
  • Nevena Alexandrova-Stefanova, Agricultural Extension Officer (Systems), FAO Agricultural extension – youth interface towards digital agriculture transformation
16.00-16.30 Green Room
Closing Session Outcomes presentation by chairs Closing remarks
  • Samuel Varas, IT Division Director & Chief Information Officer, FAO