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Realizing the Potential of Digitalization to Improve the Agrifood System – Proposing a New International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture - GCP/GLO/029/GER








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    Realizing the potential of digitization to improve agri-food system – Proposing a new International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture
    A concept note
    2020
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    This concept note has been produced in response to a request by 74 agriculture ministers in January 2019 during the Global Forum on Food and Agriculture (GFFA) and supported financially by the Federal Republic of Germany. It proposes the creating of a new body, an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture, to enhance international cooperation, the exchange of ideas and experiences across borders, creating synergies and avoiding duplication of efforts. It will strive to keep pace with rapid developments in digitalization, working with new digital tools and the highest expertise available. In line with this, it will help to tackle challenges of food security, hunger, health, inclusiveness and sustainability in the agri-food system at national, regional and international levels. With this approach, the Digital Council would provide structured and strategic agricultural policy recommendations on digitalization to governmental and non-governmental actors, strengthen international cooperation in the agri-food system to identify the challenges and solutions. Examples of activities include the organization of international forums to share best policy practices, and promoting interaction among farmers associations from different countries and national- and international-level stakeholders. The scope and function of the proposed Digital Council are summarised herein for consideration by government ministers, international organization members, donors and other stakeholders. It was highly noted amongst all stakeholders involved in the process of producing this concept note that the proposed Digital Council would have significant impacts on increasing the positive benefits of digitization in the food and agriculture sector, contributing to improving rural livelihoods.
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    Policy brief
    Smart farmers – Learning with digital technologies
    Investment brief
    2021
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    Strengthening the skills and capabilities of agricultural producers, especially smallholder producers, to successfully manage their agricultural enterprises requires sustained investment – investment that is key to transforming agri-food systems and achieving the 2030 Agenda. Digital agricultural technologies, innovations and data are transforming business models and practices across entire value chains. But can digital technologies be used to train agricultural producers or increase their skills and knowledge? This investment brief explores cases from a global study and other examples to provide insights and investment recommendations on the use of digital technologies to strengthen agriculture human capital.
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    Empowering youth through digital innovation and entrepreneurship 2024
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) recognise the important role youth, startups, innovation and digital technologies play in modernising agriculture and creating employment in the agriculture and rural development sector. As a result, FAO and ZJU collaborating to foster an innovation and entrepreneurship environment for increased use of technologies and adoption of innovation. The collaboration aims to strengthen the capacity of policy makers, practitioners and smallholders, particularly youth and women, startups to harness digital tools and technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agrifood systems. This publication highlights the key activities and achievements of this collaboration.

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