E-Agriculture

Status of Digital Agriculture in 47 Sub-Saharan African Countries publication

Status of Digital Agriculture in 47 Sub-Saharan African Countries publication

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union recently launched a new publication,  Status of Digital Agriculture in 47 Sub-Saharan Africa on the 10th of March 2022.

Details

  • Digital Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa - Report launch and policy dialogue on investment opportunities (read more)
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Programme

Activity          

Structure

Time                           

Publication launch

Introduction  

Welcomes participants and overview of the event  

  • Moderator (Mr. Anthony Renner-Micah: Information Technology Officer – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Africa)

Opening Remarks

Introducing remarks to the launch of the Status of Digital Agriculture in 47 Sub-Saharan Africa countries publication

  • Mr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel, ADG and Regional Representative for Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Ms. Anne- Rachel Inne-, Regional Director for Africa, The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and liaison to the African Union and UNECA.
 

Launch of the study

Overview of the FAO-ITU Publication, Presentation and Access details

Moderator (Mr. Anthony Renner-Micah, Information Technology Officer –Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Africa)

 
Panel Discussion

Panel discussion: Investment opportunities within Digital Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Chair : Mr. Hani Eskandar, Digital Services Senior Coordinator, International Telecommunication Union
 
Panelists 
  • Mr. Torsten Fisher, Advisor for Start-ups in Development Cooperation.
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit.
  • Mr. Ken Lohento, Digital Agriculture Strategy Consultant. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Africa
  • Ms. B Gunde, Global Senior Technical Specialist- ICT4D in Agriculture. International Fund for Agricultural Development.
  • Dr Yvonne Pinto. Lead Specialist Digital Agriculture Innovation. The World Bank.
Summary & Wrap-up

Concluding Remarks

Ms. Beth Crawford, Officer-in-Charge, Office of Innovation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations