Digital Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific: Strategies for Donor Impact
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.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|12 Jul 2021||Opening||Welcome Remarks||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||Paul Voutier, Senior Advisor, Innovation, Grow Asia|
|12 Jul 2021||Presentation||Supporting COVID-19 recovery through Accelerated Private Investment in Agriculture in Nepal||Bashu Aryal, Country Programme Officer, Asia and the Pacific Division, IFAD|
|12 Jul 2021||Presentation||Digital Technologies for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia||Shingo Kimura, Senior Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, East Asia Department, ADB|
|12 Jul 2021||Presentation||Australia’s approach to engaging with the private sector in development||Purdie Bowden, Assistant Director, Private Finance for Climate and Development, DFAT|
|12 Jul 2021||Moderated Discussion||Discussion with Participants||Abdelkarim Sma, Lead Regional Economist, Asia and the Pacific Division, IFAD|
|12 Jul 2021||Closing||Remarks||Jiangfeng Zhang, Director, Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, Southeast Asia Department, ADB|