Showing posts with label digital transformation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label digital transformation. Show all posts

Friday, March 15, 2024

Vote now! Reward the outstanding free services offered by the Digital Agri Hub to support the transformation of the agricultural sector


The Digital Agri Hub run by the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) has been nominated as a potential candidate awardee for the UN / ITU WSIS 2024 prize in the Category 13 - AL C7 E-agriculture

The Hub offers free access to a dashboard with over 1200 digital solutions for agriculture in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to digital communities hosted on community platforms. 

The winners of the WSIS 2024 prizes will be selected based on the result of a public voting process.

How to vote:
  • Only registered members of the WSIS Stocktaking Platform (STK) with requested complete information may vote for/appreciate a project. The information should contain organization details: name, type, country and user details: username and e-mail.
  • Members may only vote for one project in each category 
  • Voters are encouraged but not required to cast votes for one project in each of categories.
Voting – step by step (for new STK members):
  1. Register 
  2. Confirm your registration via the confirmation email you will have received in your inbox
  3. Login
  4. Select Prizes on the top navigation bar.
  5. Select “Vote” > “Vote ->”
  6. Select: “Voting form”
  7. Select: AL C7. E-agriculture on the drop-down menu.
  8. Scroll down, look for Digital Agri Hub and click on “Vote for this Project
  9. Optional: Select other categories of your interest and express your preferences as well.

Voting – step by step (for already registered STK members)
  1. Follow this link: 
  2. Select “Vote” > “Vote ->”
  3. Login
  4. Select: “Voting form”
  5. Select: AL C7. E-agriculture on the drop-down menu.
  6. Scroll down, look for Digital Agri Hub and click on “Vote for this Project
  7. Optional: Select other categories of your interest and express your preferences as well.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Shaping digital agriculture capacities - A D4Ag online dialogue - Zoom Kick-off session on Friday 19 Nov 2021 from 1400 - 1530 CET

Do you work with digital technologies, innovations or data to deliver and transform agriculture and food systems?

Join a global network of 1,200 people to help shape future investments in digital agriculture (#D4Ag) capacities

From 19 November to 10 December, the
Digital Agri Hub’s online D4Ag dialogue aims to identify capacity gaps, opportunities, priority needs and best-bet learning solutions for people and organizations working with digital agriculture. Supported by the Dgroups Foundation, the online dialogue combines two virtual (Zoom) sessions with email based, facilitated discussions, in a rich and dynamic process.

Join us on Zoom for the dialogue kick-off session on 19 November 2021 from 1400 – 1530 CET:

  • Learn about the dialogue and how to participate 
  • Meet other D4Ag professionals
  • See what capacity building initiatives already exist 
  • Together, start to shape and deliver digital agriculture capacities for the future!

Register here >>

Sunday, December 29, 2019

World Summit on the Information Society - Prizes 2020: the voting phase comes to an end on January 24, 2020

World Summit on the Information Society - Prizes 2020: the voting phase ends on January 24, 2020. Vote Now!

The project: "Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground: Transforming Africa's Agriculture " has been nominated for voting under the category AL C7. E-agriculture.

A total of 20 projects have been nominated in this category. The first five most voted will be selected for further evaluation. In order to vote, you need to be registered on the WSIS Stocktaking Platform. You can express one vote per category and vote for one or more categories. The site hosting the voting platform is not as straight forward as it should be, and it is quite difficult to navigate. 

Follow these steps (recommended):

  1. Register
  2. Login as a registered user
  3. Follow this link: which will lead you straight to the category AL C7. E-agriculture.

The project "Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground" is listed under this category 

Click on  ... more>> and read the retailed description of the project and its achievements. 

Express your preference and vote. We rely on you good judgement.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019 - available for download

At CTA, we know and understand the power to digitalise African agriculture. But we also understand that the evidence that will attract targeted investments to further develop D4Ag on the continent is lacking.

We realised that it is time to chart the scale of the opportunity and make some projections that will help in guiding policy and investment decisions. It is why we have produced a report together with Dalberg Advisors and supported by a high-level Advisory Council bringing together the key stakeholders that have been engaged in the space. The report is the first attempt to consolidate evidence and provide proof of impacts and the knowledge that will allow evidence-based investments.

While, in the report, we find a young sector, it’s clear that the appetite for D4Ag is burgeoning. However, without the right policy focus and investment there is a danger that the development will be piecemeal, neither sustainable nor inclusive. To capitalise on this opportunity we need to ensure that development is coordinated, that best-practices are shared and a collaborative approach to rolling out and scaling-up digital innovation, primarily focused on increasing use by farmers, is adopted.

 This report is a valuable first step, we have seen an appetite to continually improve our understanding of the D4Ag landscape and chart the opportunity it offers for entrepreneurs, investors and governments. I hope our efforts will be valuable in guiding the opportunity and look forward to the collaborative push that I believe will bring D4Ag to life for the benefit of Africa’s smallholder farmers and food and nutrition security across the continent. And as long as we learn from lessons, do it right and manage risks and take into account data sovereignty, inclusivity, sustainability, we will all benefit.”  Michael Hailu, CTA Director"

This report realises that there is great appetite for D4Ag and that policy mechanism should be invested in to guide the implementation of digital solutions. The value of collaborative approach that is focusing on increasing use of technologies by farmers is encouraged.