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Didier Muyiramye

Intern ICT4Ag, CTA


Didier Muyiramye is passionate about the role of digital technologies in agricultural transformation. With over 5 years of agribusiness work experience, he is currently working at CTA, providing M&E support for various ICT4Ag projects, while completing his MSc in Rural Development and Natural Resources Management at SLU, Sweden. Previously, he worked for PUM Netherlands senior experts and AgriProFocus Network in Rwanda, gaining expertise in farmer profiling, online platform data management and business brokering services.


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The CTA-funded project, Monitoring Family Farms Within CAPAD Member Cooperatives, aims to improve agricultural product development and marketing activities through the trial and use of ICTs. These technical developments are intended to better support farmer members of the Confederation of Agricultural Producer Associations for Development (CAPAD), in Burundi.

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The momentum of change and disruption brought about by ICT’s in supplementing or replacing traditional farming systems was not something that anyone predicted. Drawing on nearly 100 issues of CTA’s ICT Update magazine, this article examines how ICTs have come to represent modern farming and have driven access to agricultural information over the past 20 years.

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Technological innovations and advances in digital farming continue to evolve at a rapid pace, increasing efficiencies in farming operations globally. However, the adoption of these new technologies by small-scale farmers is still low due to poor data infrastructure and a lack of business partnerships, limiting farmer organisations from capitalising on market opportunities.


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  1. Apr 7

    Strike Two Summit: Farm Income

    This summit comprises of three events where digital innovations are showcased to make our food system more circular, sustainable and future-proof. Each event is focused on a part of the food chain: starting with a consumer-orientated event on building trust, followed by an event entirely for farming industry and…