e Agriculture Solutions Forum organized by FAO and ITU

Posted on August 26, 2016  /  0 Comments

mr_090110_07I will be moderating the session on E-agriculture challenges, opportunities & solutions – Global experiences at the e Agriculture Solutions Forum 2016 organized by FAO and ITU in Nonthaburi, outside Bangkok, August 29-31, 2016.

The objective of the session is to share initiatives on e-agriculture – the challenges and opportunities from public and private sector. I believe the invitation stems from the role LIRNEasia played in shaping FAO’s and ITU’s approach to developing e agriculture strategies.

Since 2006, LIRNEasia has been working on agricultural value chains with a focus on knowledge, information and technology. Currently LIRNEasia is testing a mobile app intended to assist smallholders adhere to standards for export.

It appears the FAO and ITU have succeeded in attracting senior decision makers. From Sri Lanka, I see the name of the Secretary of the Ministry of Primary Industries on the program. I am sure the Ministry of Agriculture will also be represented.

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