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Jan 31

Workshop: Information systems for agricultural risk management

Workshop: Information systems for agricultural risk management

Event Overview

Following government demands, the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), identified information systems as one of the main limiting factors to assess and manage risks to make informed decisions and investments into agricultural risk management tools in several sub-Saharan African countries. In response, PARM finalised a study on "Information Systems for Agricultural Risk Management (IS-ARM)" in seven Sub-Saharan Africa Countries: Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Uganda. 

In occasion of the publication of the study, PARM launches an international knowledge-sharing workshop aiming at capitalising from the findings of the report and other experiences and innovations on information systems for agricultural risk management. The main objective of the workshop is to strengthen knowledge creation and sharing, and to raise awareness among stakeholders for enhanced agricultural risk management. The workshop will involve collaborative dialogue and knowledge-sharing among different risk thematic experts, including Benjamin Addom, CTA Senior Programme Coordinator, Data4Ag.

Speakers

Benjamin Addom

Team Leader, ICT for Agriculture, CTA

Via Paolo di Dono, 44, 00142 Roma, Italy
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Speakers

Speakers

Benjamin Addom

Team Leader, ICT for Agriculture, CTA

Organisers

  • IFAD

    Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$18.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 464 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub. In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), through its nominee AFRACA – The African Rural and Agriculture Credit Association, IFAD Co-Chairs the Finance Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of access to finance in Africa by smallholder farmers.