ICTs/Mobile apps for Management and Use of Agricultural Data

Organised by: IFPRI

This session covers areas related to the capacity strengthening of different stakeholders in the agricultural sector. It will include a review of agricultural data initiatives in West African states, and explorations into i) how measurement tools can benefit the overall management of agricultural activities; ii) how crowdsourcing can help improve data for yield gap analysis; and iii) how mobile apps can be utilised to improve the data available to decision makers. By the end of this session, participants will have gained insight into i) the impact of real-time data on farmer organizations; ii) how crucial it is to incentivise farmers to provide data and keep good records; and iii) how the information gap between policy makers and data managers can be lessened through these initiatives.

Nov 7, 08:30 - 10:00
Room: Mugesera
Stream: Innovations émergentes

Sessions Chair

Chair of the session is Luz Marina Alvare
Head of Knowledge Manage-ment, Communications and Knowledge Manage-ment Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Head of the Knowledge Management Unit at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), coordinates an interdisciplinary team that focuses on ways to connect information and knowledge management with international development research.

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