E-agriculture: Mainstreaming ICT in the Agricultural Sector

Paving the way to a national e-agriculture strategy

How ICT4Ag will address the SDG challenges:

This session will examine the contribution of e-agriculture to address the Sustainable Development Goals’ challenges. It will provide examples of approaches and include some of the factors affecting the free flow of information, the development of applications, ownership and inclusiveness, as well as the government policies to encourage solutions.

Speakers/Panellists

  • Sophie Treinen, FAO, e-agriculture Action Line Facilitator and Chairperson
  • Hani Eskandar, ITU, Development of a National e-agriculture strategy guide
  • Ken Lohento, CTA, Open Data
  • David Soutar, SlashRoots Foundation, Application Development
  • François Laureys, IICD, Farmer-centric Data for Agriculture
  • Mireille N’simire, IITA, Mobile Finance for Agriculture
  • Julien Gonnet, RONGEAD, N’Kalo: an information service for improved agro-value chains

You will find the details for remote participation through the session link: http://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2015/Agenda/Session/210

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