ARD hosts 2nd e-forum on ICT, green growth, and smart agribusiness

ARD hosts 2nd e-forum on ICT, green growth, and smart agribusiness

Forum open from March 5 to March 16
The Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank is hosting its 2nd e-forum in partnership with the e-agriculture community and FAO to explore how ICT can be used to expand green growth and climate-smart agricultural practices.

To participate, click on the following link: http://www.e-agriculture.org/forums/current-forum

GIS, GPS, soil sensors, satellite imagery, and meteorology--with the support of mobile phones and Internet--can be used to achieve green growth even on smallholder farms in developing countries.

infoDev invites all stakeholders to participate in this e-forum, share on-the-ground experiences, ask questions to subject matter experts, and explore untapped ICT territory.

Subject matter experts include:

  • Marjory-Anne Bromhead (NRM Adviser, World Bank)
  • Ademola Braimoh (GIS Specialist, World Bank)
  • Rodomiro Ortiz (Professor, Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences)
  • Pai-Yei Whung (Science Adviser, World Bank)
  • Bruce Campbell (Director of CCFAS, CGIAR)
  • Eric Seuret (Technology Consultant for Syngenta Foundation, SFSA)
  • Pierre Sibiry Traore (Remote Sensing Scientist & Head, GIS, ICRISAT)
  • Elizabeth Dodsworth (Global Director for Knowledge Management, CABI)

To learn more about ICT and its impact in agricultural practices and sustainable growth, visit www.ICTinAgriculture.org


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