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How to bring about the next agricultural revolution - the digital agricultural revolution?
Tackling key challenges in agribusinesses


Dear Members,

Digital agriculture – the use of data and information technologies to increase the efficiency and profitability of agriculture and related value chains to deliver more and better food – has transformed agriculture and food production in North America, Europe
and Australia.  But we need to deliver its benefits to small-scale operations in developing countries to help them deal with the challenges they are facing.

 Agriculture globally is facing enormous challenges. Key among these 
are
the prospect of feeding nearly 10 billion people by 2050 in the face of climate change and increasing shortages of land, water, and other inputs. To do this, agriculture needs a major shot in the arm – and digital agriculture offers the prospect of providing this.

But digital agriculture is only an emerging sector in the developing world, and those trying to introduce it face enormous challenges to deliver impacts, at scale, while being economically autonomous. Therefore we joined forces in order to develop a brief and a video based on findings from a recent workshop organized by CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU) that brought together over a dozen entrepreneurs and practitioners from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries whom we interviewed about the main challenges they face in the digital agribusiness in developing counties. 



 
This brief outlines some of the key challenges as a contribution to discussions about how to bring about the next agricultural revolution – the digital agricultural revolution.

Read the brief
Hear from entrepreneurs working in the digital agribusiness sector about some of their key challenges 
 

Our community of practice aims to, by joining forces,  push the benefits that data-driven agronomy has to offer to (small-scale) farming in developing countries to help them deal with the challenges they are facing. 

Are you facing the same challenges, or do you have any to add? Please share your opinion with us!

Regards,
The Community of Practice Team


 

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Other articles that were written during this CTA workshop:
Contact Us:
Daniel Jimenez
Community of Practice Leader
D.Jimenez@CGIAR.ORG

Wietske Kropff

Community of Practice Coordinator
W.Kropff@CGIAR.ORG

Maria Camilla Gomez
Community of Practice Administration
M.C.Gomez@CGIAR.ORG
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