This session introduces frontier technologies and innovative thinkers, demonstrates pathways to integrate new technologies in rural communities, and supports grassroots innovation and development. It is designed to project a long-term vision of the next generation of smallholder agriculture projects, looking ten to thirty years into the future.
Global Food Security Index (2017) ranked Rwanda the 88th out of 113 assessed countries worldwide. Also recent Health Demographic Survey (2015) has shown that prevalence of stunting among children under five was above 38%. Open data can be used in decision-making in tackling these problems.
The Brussels Briefing 51 discusses successes in the agricultural sector in some fragile countries which highlight entrepreneurship initiatives in the ground which support the various value chain actors, rural communities, young and women entrepreneurs. While many challenges exist, the Briefing will demonstrate that new opportunities can also be leveraged and resilience shown.