Benjamin Addom

Team Leader, ICT for Agriculture, CTA

Team Leader, ICT for Agriculture

Benjamin Addom

Biography

Dr Benjamin Addom is an agricultural information specialist with a particular focus on using new ICTs for supporting EAS. He has over 20 years of experience with smallholder farming, including working on EAS provision; agricultural research and development approaches; resource mobilisation; and designing and grant making to support agriculture. He holds a doctorate in information science and technology from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, USA; and a master’s in international agriculture and rural development from Cornell University, USA. At CTA, he is currently managing the ‘Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service’ project among other responsibilities.

Articles

Publications

  1. The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

    "Digitalisation is crumbling all sorts of borders and African agriculture will be deeply impacted. Technologies can help stimulate innovation for sustainable agri-food systems and produce better and safer food while preserving natural resources and biodiversity. But we need to be conscious and support solutions that are sustainable and that are tailored to countries’ needs, and embedded into conducive and broader innovation systems." Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit at the European Commission, DG for International Cooperation and Development

  2. ICT4ag - More than mobile

    Mobile agriculture has contributed successfully to the current developments in ICT4Ag sector. This issue’s guest editors predict further impact in the sector if cross-channel partnerships in ICT4Ag projects are achieved.

events

  1. Dec 7

    2019 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

    The 2019 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting is co-hosted by the African Union, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health, Grand Challenges Canada, the United States Agency for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The meeting includes scientific tracks, with sessions running in parallel, and a series of complementary plenary sessions and side meetings.

    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Speaker
  2. Dec 7

    Regional planners’ forum on agriculture

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat hosts the 12th Regional Agricultural Planners' Forum in Belize, an integral part of regional agriculture planning and development. The main objective of the Forum is to provide a neutral forum for stakeholders to advance discussion and build cooperation on matters of importance to regional agriculture enhancement. The 2019 Forum is under the theme '…
    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Speaker
  3. Dec 7

    African Green Revolution Forum 2019

    Africa is on the move, with signs of progress and growing prosperity for millions of its people. The continent has witnessed sustained economic growth and a modernisation of its economy for more than two decades powered by an increasingly inclusive agricultural transformation and by rapid growth in digital innovations. 

    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Speaker

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