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Second webinar CoP Digital Solutions on opportunities in response to COVID-19

CoP Digital webinar #2
September 9, 2020 By: F&BKP Office Image: CoP Digital

On Thursday August 27, 2020, the Food security and COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) on Digital Solutions hosted the webinar Digital solutions for smallholder farmers: the challenges and opportunities of COVID-19”. This is the second webinar in a series of three focusing on “Digital opportunities in the response to COVID-19 in Asian & Africa agriculture”.

The CoP Digital Solutions is set up to exchange learning across practitioners on the use of digital solutions in COVID-19 response, recovery and resilience in agriculture. The webinar series aims at communicating those learnings to a broader and interested audience, also inviting participants to sign up for the CoP. The second webinar was co-hosted by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and facilitated by Joanna Ruiter, Advisor Satellite Applications at NSO.

Four speakers shared their best practices and lessons learned in relation with digital technologies to engage with smallholder farmers in times of COVID-19:

  • Lennecke Braam, Regional Manager South East Asia at ICCO Cooperation
  • Dhimas Putranto, Programme Manager of SMARTseeds.
  • Ad Rietberg, Director Agri-Wallet
  • Faith Mulwa, Chief Financial Officer Dodore Kenya

PowerPoint presentations to download

After a fruitful discussion with the experts and participants, Mariska Lammers of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs closed the session.

If you have missed the second Webinar but are interested in what has been shared, there is a full recording available:

Webinar series

This webinar was the first in a series of three organized by the CoP Digital Solutions. The third online webinar “Providing Liquidity in Agri Value Chains with Digital Solutions” takes place on September 17, 2020, at 10:00 CEST.

Registration for this webinar is already open: follow this link to register online.




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