Digital Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific: Strategies for Donor Impact

Series: ADB Sustainable Food Webinar Series

Digital Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific: Strategies for Donor Impact

12 July 2021

ADB, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Grow Asia, and DFAT Australia organized this joint event to discuss how digital technologies are reshaping agriculture in the region; and transforming rural economies and food systems into becoming more inclusive, productive, resilient, and sustainable.

More importantly, the Digital Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific: Strategies for Donor Impact aimed to spark conversations with different donors on how funding could be strategically deployed to shape and accelerate the adoption of digital agriculture technologies, for greater impact on the most vulnerable rural communities.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
12 Jul 2021 Welcome Remarks The key messages covered transition and traction of digital technologies, mobile technologies to enhance farmers’ interoperability and agribusiness, and leveraging digital solutions to improve economic impacts and social conditions in rural areas. Brenda Gunde, Global Senior Technical Specialist - ICT4D in Agriculture, Sustainable Production, Markets and Institutions Division, IFAD
12 Jul 2021 Presentation Overview of Report Digital Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific: Strategies for Donor Impact
This presentation gives an overview of GrowAsia's Agribusiness digital tools that can manage farmers' supply chains.
Paul Voutier
12 Jul 2021 Presentation Supporting COVID-19 Recovery through Accelerated Private Investment in Agriculture in Nepal
This presentation gives an overview on IFAD'sIntegrated Service Delivery Model calledKishan Card.
Bashu Aryal
12 Jul 2021 Presentation Digital Technologies for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia
This presentation gives an overview of digital agriculture investments and projects of ADB.
Shingo Kimura
12 Jul 2021 Presentation Australia's Approach to Engaging with the Private Sector in Development
This presentation gives an overview of Australia's approach to agriculture and food security.
Purdie Bowden
12 Jul 2021 Moderated Discussion Discussion with Participants Abdelkarim Sma, Lead Regional Economist, Asia and the Pacific Division, IFAD
12 Jul 2021 Closing Remarks The remarks highlighted support to ICT platform development for climate-smart agribusiness, support to mobile banking, digital infrastructure, agricultural farming, livestock and One Health, and others in line with food system transformation. Jiangfeng Zhang, Director, Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, Southeast Asia Department, ADB


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