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