Africa's agriculture ministers discuss strategies to scale up digitalization of agriculture
Xinhuanet reports that Africa's agriculture ministers and development partners on in June 2019 met in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, to discuss successful strategies for scaling up digitalization of African agriculture.
Meeting under the Malabo Montpellier Forum, participants are discussing the rising level of mobile technology adoption in Africa in recent years, as well as African countries' current limitations and priorities for future action in agriculture.
The use of ICT in transforming agricultural sector is of paramount importance, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente while opening the meeting, adding that ICT would allow farmers and other agriculture sector stakeholders to access efficiently accurate and timely information for the decision-making in the sector.
African farmers need right skills and approaches to increase their production, modernize agricultural extension services and better manage risks, said Ngirente.Africa's agriculture sector accounts for around 32 percent of the total GDP, he cited statistics as saying.
The forum examines progress on commitments under the Malabo Declaration that was adopted during the 23rd ordinary session of the African Union Assembly in 2014 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
This news comes amidst The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019. Read the report here
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