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Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technologies for Smallholder Farmers

By Wayan Vota on May 2, 2016


June 10th – Washington, DC – Register Now

ICTforAg 2016 will bring together +275 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector to examine how new innovations can empower smallholder farmers, and the entire value chains that support them, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Please register now to explore new ICT solutions that can boost the productivity of both smallholder farmers and agriculture value chains, and discuss other possible ICTs, including traditional media platforms, agribusiness IT systems, and extension agent support technologies.

Our draft agenda includes the following lightning talks and breakout sessions. Be sure to register now to experience these first-hand on June 10th. We expect to sell out this week and those that are tardy will be on a wait list.

Lightning Talks

  • Actionable and Scalable: Farmer-Owned Data Management – JoAnne Yeager, Engility
  • Crowdsourcing for Evidenced-Based Food Security Assessments – Rhiannan Price, Digital Globe
  • Low-cost Remote Sensing for Farm Productivity – Chris Burns, USAID
  • Smarter Value Chain Improvements: Traceability and Transparency – Lana Zaman, Social Impact
  • The Constraints of Working in Conflict Zones – Nancy Brown, Abt Associates
  • User-Centered Design: How to Ensure We Do It Well – Jacob Korenblum, Souktel
  • What Does Sustainability Look Like? – Alex Dunlop, Digital Green

Breakout Sessions

  • Big Data for Smart Agriculture – Luda Bujoreanu, World Bank; Holger Kray, World Bank; John Corbett, aWhere; Debisi Araba, Harvard
  • How Do You Know Your Intervention is Working? – Ben Jaques-Leslie, J-PAL; Alex Dunlop, Digital Green
  • How to work with VAS & MNOs – Nicole Darabian, GSMA; Kristen Roggemann, DAI
  • Satellite Imagery and Remote Sensing: Myths, Realities and Opportunities – Rhiannan Price, Digital Globe; Adam Wolf, Arable Labs
  • The Promise and Pitfalls of DFS – Carrie Hasselback, FHI 360; Rewa Misra, MasterCard Foundation; Alexandra Fiorillo, GRID Impact; Katherine McKee, CGAP; Dorcas Kagoya, Uganda Christian University; Chris Burns, USAID
  • The Secrets to Social and Behavior Change Communications – Aaron Sundsmo, Plan International; Melissa Persaud, VOTO Mobile; Mark Leclair, Farm Radio International; Shadi Azadegan, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • What Can mAg Learn from mHealth? – Pam Riley, Abt Associates; Emily Mangone, Abt Associates; Carolyn Florey, DIAL
  • What Works for Ag Data: Apps, Tools, and Visualizations – Taylor Robinson, Vera Solutions; Matthew Cooper, Conservation International; Mike Shoag, Forum One
  • What Works? High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech – Hillary Proctor, Making Cents International; Adam Wolf, Arable Labs; Hubert Peri, Root Capital

We will be announcing more lightning talks, breakout sessions, and learning lunch tables all week long. Register now before its too late. We expect to sell out this week.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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One Comment to “Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technologies for Smallholder Farmers”

  1. Hello.
    Is it possible to get a live stream of this event or a recorded playback?
    Thank you.