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GFFA 2019 - Big data for transforming smallholder agriculture - Expert panel discussions

GFFA 2019 - Big data for transforming smallholder agriculture - Expert panel discussions

Event Overview

The 11th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is held in Berlin from 17 to 19 January 2019 on the subject "Agriculture Goes Digital – Smart Solutions for Future Farming”.

Realising trends, insights and predictions from large agricultural data sets, and using digital tools for advisory services have huge potential for smallholder farmers. However, to use it effectively, data protection, governance and rightful access should be ensured. To shed light on this matter, CTA and FAO are hosting an expert panel on 'Big Data for Smallholder Agriculture Transformation' during the GFFA. 

The session explores the potential of big data analytics, digital solutions and policy implications of these in transforming smallholder agriculture.

Through this expert panel discussion, the session elaborates on the following questions:

  1. What is the value of digital farmer profiles for agricultural productivity and profitability?
  2. What have we learned so far from the use of remote sensing data (drones and satellites) for advisory services?
  3. How do digital tools enable data analytics for better services?
  4. How do we protect farmer data without stifling innovation?

Speakers

Benjamin Addom

Team Leader, ICT for Agriculture, CTA

Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin, Germany
Location:

Speakers

Speakers

Benjamin Addom

Team Leader, ICT for Agriculture, CTA

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • FAO

    Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.