Internet of Things (loT) for Agriculture Webinar Series: "IoT: the Internet of Tractors"
The World Bank Agriculture Global Practice is pleased to invited interested persons to the next webinar entitled, "loT: the Internet of Tractors". The webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 22 at 9 a.m EDT.
About the webinar
Rapid urbanization, aging farm populations, and depleting rural labor resources pose serious threats to our global food security. As rural labor resources come under continued pressure, tractors are the answer. When available, tractors can work 40x faster and be significantly less expensive than off-farm labor. Most farmers, however, can't afford to own their own tractors and most tractor service providers operate well below their potential.
Hello Tractor has developed a solution to address these problems. The company has developed a low-cost monitoring device that when placed on a tractor provides the owner with powerful software and analytics tools to ensure tractors are both profitable and properly cared for. The software connects tractor owners to farmers in need of tractor services - just like Uber for tractors. Hello Tractor also works with financial institutions and technicians to ensure tractor owners have the financing and spare parts needed to grow and protect their fleet. All of this work is being done to ensure that smallholder farmers have the resources they need to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing global agricultural market.
About the presenter
Jehiel Oliver, Founder & C.E.O, Hello Tractor
Jehiel Oliver is the founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, an agricultural technology company that connects tractor owners with smallholder farmers through the use of innovative software and data analytics. At Hello Tractor he is responsible for overall management and strategy. He has been honored with numerous awards for his work in social entrepreneurship including being recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine as a Top 100 Global Thinker for 2016. He was appointed under the Obama administration to serve two years as a member of the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, where he currently chairs the technology subcommittee. Prior to Hello Tractor, Oliver worked in consulting and investment banking. He currently lives with his wife and daughter between Abuja, Nigeria and Washington, DC.
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