Ethiopia - The National DAEAS Stakeholders Forum


Ethiopia - The National DAEAS Stakeholders Forum

Bringing together key players in the Digital Agriculture ecosystem for collaborative and coordinated roadmap implementation.

  • Date :Tuesday March 28th, 2023
  • Streaming here


The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute (ATI) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of Ethiopia are planning to start the implementation of the national Digital Agriculture and Advisory Service (DAEAS) Roadmap. The DAEAS roadmap aims to align efforts among several stakeholders within Ethiopia to benefit farmers.

The National Forum will bring together key stakeholders from the public, private, and development sectors of the Digital Agriculture ecosystem to foster collaboration and coordination.

The forum will provide a platform to continuously create visibility in the progress of the roadmap’s implementation and align national and sectoral priorities with all relevant stakeholders. Additionally, the potential challenges and solutions to the DAEAS Roadmap implementation will also be identified and discussed.

Objectives of the National DAEAS Stakeholders Forum

  • Discuss progress made so far in terms of action item detailed planning, implementation follow-ups, and commitments 
  • Align priorities for the upcoming review cycle
  • Bring together key players in the agriculture ecosystem to promote collaboration, coordination, and learning


Time Activity
08:30 - 09-00 Arrival and Registration

Welcome Address Mandefro Nigussie (CEO, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute)

09:00 - 10:30

Keynote Speeches

  • Myriam Said (Digital Economy Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister)
  • Frehiwot Tamiru (CEO, Ethio-telecom)
  • Stewart Collis (Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30

Presentation: Recap and progress update on DAEAS Roadmap implementation

(Redeat Arega, Case Team Leader, Analytics, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute)

11:30 -12:30 

Panel Discussion – View of DAEAS priorities in the East African region by international organizations Panelists  

  • Elliot Mghenyi (Lead Agriculture Economist, WB)
  • Anthony Conner (Program Officer – Digital Farmer Services, BMGF)
  • Simon Volders (Principal, Boston Consulting Group)
  • Thembani Malapela (Knowledge & Information Management Officer, FAO)

Moderator: Fernando Rodrigues, Director, ATI Analytics

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break 
14:00 - 15:30

Breakout sessions – National and Regional examples

Presenters: National Integrated Data Hub (MoA, CoW), National Market Information System (ATI); Smart Agriculture (EthioTelecom); Digi Cow; Hello Tractor; Fadhili Africa

15:30 -16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45

Panel Discussion – Learning from the National DAEAS Forum and plans of key local stakeholders in scaling up DAEAS 

Panelists :- 

  • Beza Bogale (Product Director, Digital Green)
  • Anna Amft (CLM Component Manager, GIZ)
  • Habtamu Yesigat (Director of Programs, PxD)
  • Dr. Lulseged Tamene (Principal Scientist, Alliance Bioversity- CIAT) 
  • Abrhame Endrias (Founder and Managing Director, Lersha)

Moderator: Dr. Getu Shikur

16:45 -17:00 Closing Remark

DAEAS Core Team

An advisory group of public, private and development actors, consulted for expert inputs

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