CTA launches the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019
The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published the digitalisation of African Agriculture Report. The report advocates for the digital agricultural transformation that can feed Africa.
In his launch statement, the CTA Director, Michael Hailu stated, “at CTA, we know and understand the power to digitalise African agriculture. But we also understand that the evidence that will attract targeted investments to further develop D4Ag on the continent is lacking”.
The emphasis towards digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) has been growing over the last decade. For example, in 2019 both the European Union-African Union Task Force Rural Africa Report (TFRA) and the Communiqué from the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) highlighted the power of digitalisation in transforming agriculture. Last week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held the Digital Agriculture Transformation Seminar, which debated challenges and issues to be addressed.
This report realises that there is great appetite for D4Ag and that policy mechanism should be invested in to guide the implementation of digital solutions. The value of collaborative approach that is focusing on increasing use of technologies by farmers is encouraged.
Key figures from the report
Download the report here