12 June 2020. Farmers on the Frontline – Making digital agriculture work for small-scale farmers and rural transformation in a post-coronavirus world Organised by IFAD
The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) organized the third virtual event from the Farmers on the frontline series within the framework of the Consultation on the Twelfth Replenishment of IFAD’s Resources.
The aim of this event discussed digital agriculture and its potential to improve agricultural production and the productivity of food systems. The event also highlighted how small-scale farmers can benefit from the opportunities digital agriculture offers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Moderator: Marie Haga, Associate Vice-President External Relations and Governance, IFAD
- Michael Kremer, Nobel Laureate in Economics and Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Harvard University
- Gilbert F. Houngbo, President, IFAD
Mr Kremer gave a presentation focusing on his research around digital agriculture.
The conversation addressed:
- Emerging opportunities and implications of digital connectivity for small-scale farmers;
- The role of Governments, private sector and multilateral institutions in promoting digital agriculture and reach rural areas; and
- The effectiveness of digital services in a post-COVID-19 world.