WaPOR at the Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum 2023
The Digital Agriculture Solutions Forum 2023 was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with CGIAR, to examine and present long-term digital agricultural transformation tools. It took place between the 11 and 13 of July in Amman, Jordan.
During the forum, discussions highlighted the need to utilize Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the gap between agricultural researchers, extensionists and farmers, thereby enhancing agricultural production and revenue.
In addition, emphasis was given to the transformative potential of remote-sensing technology and sensor equipment in revolutionizing water management practices and fostering sustainable agriculture in the region. Similarly, importance was given to digital financial services, marketing and agriculture insurance as having the capacity to enhance the financial inclusion, profitability and safety nets of smallholder farmers.
The forum hosted an exhibition showcasing innovative practices, from the public and private sector, successfully designed, implemented, and promoted to respond to some of the main challenges of the region. In one of the sessions, WaPOR platform and some WaPOR applications were presented to address the importance of using remote sensing data as digital agriculture solutions to improve land and water management.