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October 31, 2018Knowledge Portal
Sustainable agricultural mechanization: A framework for Africa

This report presents priority elements for national strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Africa. Long-term commitment by key stakeholders in policy, strategy formulation, implementation and financing is critical to its success. »

October 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits

This article analyses options for reducing the environmental effects of the food system, including dietary changes towards more plant-based diets, improvements in technologies and management, and reductions in food loss and waste. Implementation of these measures will depend on the regulatory and¬†incentive framework. »

September 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Unlocking the potential of blockchain for agriculture

This ICT Update magazine focuses on the potential of blockchain for agriculture. The blockchain technology has the potential to provide answers to a number of issues in agriculture. It is often a background addition to existing processes in the value chain and lends itself to recording transactions. »

September 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Exploring blockchain applications to agricultural finance

This brief set out to understand how the emerging technology of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), also known as blockchain, could enable broader and more inclusive markets for agricultural finance. Any DLT solution to agricultural finance should be as simple and straightforward as possible. »

August 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Beyond the blockchain

This magazine examines the opportunities of blockchain in agriculture for smallholder farmers. Blockchains are increasingly helpful to involve small-scale farmers in agricultural value chains. However, scaling up solutions are hindered by costs and the access to connectivity and digital literacy skills is limited »

August 18, 2018Knowledge Portal
Digital and data-driven agriculture: Harnessing the power of data for smallholders

This paper¬†discusses the huge opportunities and the main challenges of data-driven agriculture for smallholder farmers. The two main challenges for smallholders are to gain access to relevant data and to make sure that data sharing does not weaken their positions. »