This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and 2016, bringing together 300 thought leaders and decision-makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector. With community-driven sessions, we will examine how new innovations can empower smallholder farmers, and the communities that support them, through information and communication technologies (ICT).
We’ll take a particular interest in new ICT solutions that can boost the productivity of both smallholder farmers and agricultural value chains, but we’ll be sure to keep the discussion inclusive of all possible ICTs, including traditional media platforms, agribusiness IT systems, and existing government support systems.
At ICTforAg 2017, we’ll seek to find answers to the real challenges that smallholder farmers and agriculture value chain stakeholders face in four focus areas:
Where are Digital Financial Services improving farmer finances?
How can Digital Extension Services succeed where analog versions have failed?
What does Private Sector Partnerships – Version 2.0 look like?