Facebook Live: Enlightening Lightning Talks on Key Trends
10:00-10:30am: Enlightening Lightning Talks on Key Trends
Data-Driven Farming For Everyone:Daniel Jiménez, CIAT
Small-scale farmers are being left behind in the precision agriculture revolution sweeping advanced economies. How can we help poor farmers in developing countries adopt the newest data-driven farming technologies and reduce info-inequality?
Assessing Climate Smart Agriculture at the Farm Level:Carmen Tedesco, DAI
How can we build farm system resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? A new assessment tool tested with farmers in the Eastern Caribbean, Kenya, and Vermont shows promise in different contexts to help communities apply CSA at the farm level.
Imagery, Spectral Science, and Sustainable UAV Business Models:Solomon Elorm Allavi, Syecomp Ghana
Private companies in Ghana are investing in drones with multi-spectral agrosensors to provide info-services for farmers. Yet the business model for drone imagery in agriculture is unproven. Who is innovating? What are they learning? And are there sustainable business models?
How Data Is Transforming Food Security Assessments:Kate Wilson, DIAL
New insights into mobile phone usage is transforming our understanding of food security. From a linkage between mobile top-up rates and calorie consumption, to satellite remote sensing and crop yield, we can now understand food security issues better and predict food crisis faster.
The Importance of Infomediaries:Mridul Chowdhury, mPower Social Enterprises
Traditional agro recommendation services are often not specific enough for farmers to make field-level recommendations, yet technology-based solutions can be daunting for digitally illiterate farmers. Local infomediaries leveraging precision technologies offer a potential solution with real results.
It’s the Market, Stupid:Eric Couper, GreenPath Food
A how-to guide for donors and implementing agencies on how to work better with private sector buyers, traders, and exporters to increase market linkages, from a former aid implementer turned organic agribusiness owner in Ethiopia.