2ND SERIES OF E-CONVERSATIONS ON THE DGROUPS PLATFORM
STARTED 26 JUNE 2023 - ongoing
After the success of the 1st series of e-conversations, which took place over the period February-May 2023, the Digital Agri Hub conducted a survey among the members of the D4Ag dgroup to identify topics related to digitalization for agriculture of priority interest. The topics addressed in the course of this second series of e-conversations reflect the results of the survey.
This new series aims to delve into the priority areas highlighted by the D4Ag community, providing a platform for in-depth discussions and sharing of experiences. By exploring these specific topics, participants will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities surrounding digitalization in agriculture and foster innovative solutions.
1st series of e-conversations: D4Ag clichés (and how to break them)
E-CONVERSATIONS ON THE DGROUPS PLATFORM
27 February - 04 May 2023
Digital innovations play a crucial enabling role in transforming agriculture and food systems in low- and middle-income countries. With the rise in the use of digital agriculture tools, it was imperative to also be more aware of the limitations of digital solutions and the entire D4Ag 'ecosystem'.
The importance of sparking conversations on certain 'stereotypes', backed by experiences shared by the D4Ag community, was recognized. Therefore, starting on 27 February 2023, the Digital Agri Hub launched and curated 4 e-conversations around potential clichés in this domain. The exchanges aimed to lead to a more objective, prudent, and realistic attitude on how to approach and present digitalization for small-scale producers in low- and middle-income countries. It also opened new avenues for solving issues that were at the basis of these possible stereotypes.
19 MAY 2022, 14:00-15:00 (CST, San José, Costa Rica), 22:00-23:00 (CEST, Amsterdam, NL)
The Digital Agriculture Week is an important event organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) as part of its activities to promote digital agriculture. The event is ongoing and will end on May 19. So far, it proved to be a prime venue where key players have shared ideas and actions aimed at promoting the digital transformation of agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean. A selection of Digitalisation for Agriculture (D4Ag) start-ups, public and private multilateral organizations, policymakers from LAC and leaders in the field are among the key participants.
The Digital Agri Hub has been invited to contribute to the Week. In the panel discussion on Thursday the 19th of May, together with experts in the sector we will be exchange ideas about the state of the D4Ag sector, and we will introduce the Hub, and its D4Ag solution dashboard. We will also launch the Spanish-speaking chapter of the D4Ag online community at
Digitalisation for Agriculture in Asia
Regional and Country Policies and Pathways
12 APRIL 2022, 16:00 - 18:00 JST, 09:00 -11:00 CEST
The objectives of the event are to investigate the state of digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) policies (or eAgriculture strategies) across Asia and to introduce the work done by the Digital Agri Hub in collecting, curating and disseminating information on solution providers operating in Asia and globally.
Representatives of goverments and providers will be discussing around the three dimensions of policy and regulatory frameworks; enabling technical and human capital infrastructure and business environment.
The event is co-organized by Digital Agri Hub and the
Asian Development Bank Institute, and is facilitated by DGroups Foundation. The event will be hosted in English.
Strengthening the focus on digitalisation for agriculture across the Francophone regions
24 FEBRUARY 2022 - 15:00-17:00 WAT-CET
The event will explore the status and potential for scaling digital solutions for agriculture in francophone low- and middle-income countries , where the market is relatively weak compared to the role of public actors. It will also be the opportunity to learn more on solution providers in the region that the Hub is collecting, curating and disseminating information on.
This event is co-organized by Digital Agri Hub and
Enabel. It will be in French, including an English translation service for the plenary sessions.
Digital Agri Hub Webinar Series: Investing in D4Ag
25 January 2022 - CET 14:00, GMT 13:00
This event is the first of a series of webinars organised by the Digital Agri Hub targeted at accelerating private sector investments in D4Ag solutions for small-scale producers in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This will steer peer to peer conversations amongst seasoned impact investors to analyse the current landscape, the financing gaps and the solutions needed to accelerate investments with a deep-dive into opportunities offered by investing in Digital Climate Advisory Services and Smart Farming.
The event targets impact investors, intermediaries, governments and any other organisations that have an interest in Digital Agriculture in LMIC. The event will be interactive and time will be reserved for questions to the panellists!
Launch Event - Digital Agri Hub for Latin America & the Caribbean
18 January 2022 - Guatemala and Honduras 09:00, Peru 10:00, Bolivia 11:00, CET 16:00
In this event we will explore with key stakeholders the present state and the potential of digitalisation for agriculture (D4AG) in LAC, with a special attention to small-scale producers and their organisations (producers organisations, cooperatives, etc.). We will present the activities of the Digital Agri Hub, including the dashboard, which allows to select and visualise digital solutions for agriculture developed for LAC. We will also present experiences from the project
AGRIdigitalización, and showcase the work of a number of D4AG service providers operating in LAC. There will be opportunities for all participants to interact with the speakers and give feedback.
This event is co-organized by Digital Agri Hub and Agriterra.