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agri-tech and digital services (19 Results)
Agri-Tech and Digital Services, Agri-Food News and Media, Mechanization
The (Lost?) Promise of Genome Editing (And How to Rediscover the Promise)
All CountriesJim Gaffney

Cassava flower synchrony remains a challenge for cassava breeders. Progress has recently been made through sequencing and genome editing to ensure more consistent and synchronized flowering, allowing breeders to make the desired crosses.

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
Improving the Performance of Index Insurance Using Crop Models and Phenological Monitoring
All CountriesMEHDI H. AFSHAR, TIM FOSTER, THOMAS P. HIGGINBOTTO...

Extreme weather events cause considerable damage to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers globally. Whilst index insurance can help farmers cope with the financial consequences of extreme weather, a major challenge for index insurance is basis risk,...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
Credit Constraints and Adoption of Agricultural Technologies in Developing Countries? Evidence from Nigeria
NigeriaBEDRU BALANA AND MOTUNRAYO OYEYEMI

The agricultural sector in Nigeria is characterized by low productivity, driven partly by low use of modern technologies. Poor access to credit is seen as a key barrier to adoption of these technologies. Policy discourse and literature often associat...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
Remote Sensing and Machine Learning for Food Crop Production Data in Africa Post-COVID-19
All CountriesRACINE LY, KHADIM DIA AND MARIAM A. DIALLO

The world is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis during the spread of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2). While the pandemic appears to be less severe on the African continent than in other geographic re...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Agricultural Extension in Developing Countries
All CountriesDAVID J. SPIELMAN, ELS LECOUTERE, SIMRIN MAKHIJA A...

Our study focuses on a narrow class of ICT products and services: technologies related to mobile phones, services, and networks; portable devices; web-based portals, tools, and applications; and the data and information shared through these products...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
Role Of Agritech In Easing Rising Food Prices In Nigeria
NigeriaUgo Umeseaka

The Nigerian food crop production sub-sector value chain is characterised by weak and inefficient producer-market/consumer linkages due to poor infrastructure. The sector is overburdened by the lack of improved processing facilities, low farm product...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
BYTE BY BYTE Policy Innovation for Transforming Africa’s Food System with Digital Technologies
All CountriesMalabo Montpellier Panel

Commendable progress has been made across many parts of Africa over the past years to increase agricultural productivity, reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty, create new employment opportunities for young people and improve the livelihoods of rur...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
The Need for ICT Based Services in Wholesale & Retail Sector
NigeriaMART

Coffey International Development is managing a five year project in Nigeria to facilitate improvements in the performance and inclusiveness of the wholesale and retail sector The Growth and Employment in States (GEMS)program, an initiative between DF...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
How Digital Tools can Help Transform African Agri-Food System
All CountriesMcKinsey and Company

Digital technologies have the power to transform agri-food systems in emerging markets by accelerating the work of participants across the value chain, including input players, producers, offtakers, and retailers. Governments could assist them by dep...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
How Digital Tools Can Help Transform African Agri-Food Systems
All CountriesMcKinsey and Company

Digital technologies have the power to transform agri-food systems in emerging markets by accelerating the work of participants across the value chain, including input players, producers, offtakers, and retailers

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
COVID-19 Accelerated Digitalization Of Agriculture
KenyaKUZA

The coronavirus caused a global health crisis and pushed governments to limit the movement of people and goods, and the Eastern Africa region is no exception. The two previous articles from this series focused on the impacts the pandemic is having...

Agri-Tech and Digital Services
How AgTech is Changing East African Economies
Aarti Krishnan

Food production is critical in East Africa, where over 80% of exports depend on agriculture. The future holds both opportunities, with global food demand expected to increase by up to 98% by 2050, and risk, with increasing use of robotics, automation...

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