The Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs

The Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs aims to mainstream digital agriculture in selected countries and to promote the digital transformation of agrifood systems.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a subprogramme to establish a Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs. This network of in-country innovation hubs established by the FAO and country institutions, will support farmers and value chain actors, especially youth and women, to increase their competitiveness by accelerating the development and uptake of digital innovations.

The subprogramme is fully funded by the Flexible Voluntary Contribution Mechanism (FVC), FAO's primary less-earmarked voluntary pool funding FVC has shown to be instrumental in its ability to act as a seed fund and catalyst for testing impacts and scaling up innovative development initiatives around the world.

The FVC subprogramme started in Dominica, Grenada, Ethiopia and Morocco, and each country is scoping its Digital Agriculture Innovation Hub taking into account its national priorities, the country's digital maturity and the capacities of its partners (academia, NGOs or civil society).

The objective of the hubs is to facilitate the mainstreaming of digital innovations in agriculture and contribute to the digital transformation of agrifood systems. At the same time, they aim to increase productivity, manage climate risks and diversify rural economies in a sustainable economic, social and environmental manner.

Highlights
Global: Reflecting on COP28: Unveiling Transformative Approaches in Climate-Resilient Agriculture
15/12/2023

The Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs organized a collaborative event that took place on 12 December 2023 at COP28 in Dubai. Together with FAO...

DAIH Ethiopia application of drone technologies
Ethiopia: Training of trainers on the Application of Drone Technologies for Agriculture and Water Resource Management
30/11/2023

In collaboration with Ethio Red Fox Agricultural Drone Spraying and Manufacturing, the digital team at FAO's Office of Innovation, the digital agriculture...

Global: Empowering youth and women to transform agri-food systems through digital innovation
23/11/2023

The Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs hosted an event entitled Empowering Youth and Women in Agrifood Systems through Digital...

Global: Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs in the 6° African Microfinance Week
26/10/2023

The Global Network of Digital Agriculture and Innovation Hubs actively participated in the 6th African Microfinance Week (SAM - Semaine Africaine...

Events
FAO at COP28

Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs at COP28 – Climate Resilience & Empowering Farmers

Save the date for the Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs participation at COP28 in Dubai. Join us for a compelling discussion on climate-resilient & sustainable policies, focusing on empowering women and young farmers. Our Ethiopian speaker will talk about the pivotal role of digitalization in propelling women and young farmers towards climate goals.

12 December 2023 11:00 - 12:00 GST Dubai time
Watch live stream here.

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The World Food Forum is approaching, and the Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs will be represented by speakers from Grenada, Morocco, and Ethiopia. They will share their insights and experiences regarding how digital agriculture can empower youth and women in agriculture while contributing to the transformation of agrifood systems.

18 October, 2023 9.00 AM (CET)

Empowering Women Through Innovation and Digitalization to Transform the Agrifood System

Webinar: Empowering Women Through Innovation and Digitalization to Transform the Agrifood System.
Save the date for the Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs webinar: 'Empowering Women through Innovation and Digitalization to Transform the Agrifood System'.
Join us as we hear from experts, farmers, and policy experts about the impacts of digitalization on improving women's lives in agriculture and its role in transforming agrifood systems.
3 October, 2023 14:00 (CET)

Videos
COP28: Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs unleashing digital innovation for climate solutions
12/12/2023

The participation of the Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs in the FAO Pavilion at COP28 showcased  Ethiopia's commitment to sharing ...

Empowering Women Farmers through Innovation and Digitalization Webinar
11/10/2023

A retrospective look at a global event hosted by the Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs. In this insightful webinar, participants...

Launch Of Digital Innovation Challenge
19/07/2023

Fabrizio Bresciani, Senior Technical Officer of the FAO Office of Innovation, stressed the importance of inter-agency efforts to promote innovation...

Blue Green Digital Challenge marketplace
17/07/2023

Applicants of the Blue Green Digital Challenge in Grenada had the opportunity to engage with local digital businesses at a marketplace last week. The...

Ideathon FAO x UNDP in Grenada
03/05/2023

Introducing the Blue Green Digital Innovation Challenge: This groundbreaking challenge, a partnership between FAO, UNDP and the Government of Grenada,...