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AGRF newsletter – 4 September 2019
The 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is taking place this week in Accra, Ghana, focusing on ‘Grow Digital: Leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa’. See the recent articles in Spore that reflect this dynamic theme.

SPORE EXCLUSIVE

Driving agriculture's digitalisation for development

Ben Addom, CTA’s ICTs for agriculture team leader, speaks on the trends of digital agriculture, as highlighted in the CTA/Dalberg report, and the potential of the sector to transform future farming.

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AGRI-FINANCE

Profitable index-based insurance

Tech firms, brokers and insurers are working to make index-based insurance sustainable without subsidies, by cutting costs, sharing data and improving efficiency.

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SMART-TECH

Blockchain builds creditworthiness

Pioneering technology in the Caribbean is aiming to help financial institutions make better farming investment decisions in order to provide unbanked farmers with credit.

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DOSSIER

Digitalising extension

Digitalisation is improving agricultural extension by providing services at the right time and facilitating the adoption of new agronomic practices, resulting in improved yields and incomes for smallholders.

Analysis
Supporting advisory services for smart farming

Interview
Nasir Yammama: A technological approach to enhancing agricultural extension

Field report
Malawi: Accessing agricultural extension by video

Field report
A community approach: digital innovations for extension in the Caribbean

SPORE N° 194 | September - November 2019

Digitalising extension - Smart Advisory Services for Farmers


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