Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum 2020 for Asia-Pacific
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organising Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum (DASF) for Asia and the Pacific 2020 (formally called E-agriculture Solutions Forum) that will be held virtually from 30 November – 2 December 2020.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted several opportunities where digital technologies can help various stakeholders. In particular, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), mobile applications and other digital innovations have been found to offer solutions for several challenges facing agriculture and rural economy. However, these solutions require enabling conditions in the form of policy, investment, regulation and infrastructure among others.
Capacity development is also needed to ensure that suitable, adapted and affordable technologies are identified and implemented by resource-poor, small-scale producers, traders and entrepreneurs throughout the food and agricultural value chain.
Following the success of the previous two E-agriculture Solutions Forum (Thailand 2016 and China 2018), The theme for this year virtual Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum (DASF) is “Bridging the digital divide and bringing digital agricultural innovations to smallholders and small scale enterprises”.
The main objectives of DASF 2020 is to share knowledge on:
- Building back better through sustainable digital interventions (or solutions) for agriculture
- Transforming agriculture and supporting rural communities livelihoods through sustainable digital solutions
- Sustaining digital solutions and promoting innovations by bridging the digital divide and fostering rural agripreneurs
- Showcasing successful solutions and identifying lessons learnt in the design, development and deployment of digital agriculture services and solutions and their broad-based access.
The Forum will bring together stakeholders from the agriculture and ICT sectors involved in developing and deploying ICT solutions for agriculture.
The three-day Forum would include keynote speakers and panelists from a wide-ranging spectrum of expertise on digital innovations, policies and technologies.
We look forward to the active participation of your senior representatives in the Forum. The Forum will be paperless, conducted in English and will not require any participation fees.
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