GFFA 2019 Communiqué stresses support to farmers through digital innovation
The agricultural ministers of 74 nations who attended the just ended the 11th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference, held during the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture issued a communique that affirms support to farmers through digital innovation.
The statement acknowledge the projected increase in world’s population amidst the current hunger level of, over 821 million 9 people in the world who are suffering from hunger.
The ministers called for digitalization in agriculture, innovation and smart solutions in increasing agricultural production and commitment to the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The communique stressed the following four pillars in support to digital innovation:-
- Identifying and using the potential of digitalization
- Establishing, expanding and protecting the access of farmers to digital technologies
- Improving data use, ensuring data security and data sovereignty
- Managing structural changes in agriculture and rural areas
Read the full communique here
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