Practical Insights on AgriTech

Showcase Your Digital Agriculture Impact to USAID and Gates Foundation

Showcase Your Digital Agriculture Impact to USAID and Gates Foundation

Published on: Jun 18 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Share your ICT4Ag knowledge and participate in a new report: Agriculture in the Digital Age The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID’s Bureau for Resilience...
How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

Published on: Apr 03 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Who’s your farmer? This sounds like a simple question for any agricultural intervention, but it is fraught with complexity, especially for those of us who are...
Apply Now! $11 Million in Grant Funding for Your Technology Projects from USAID, DFID, GSMA

Apply Now! $11 Million in Grant Funding for Your Technology Projects from USAID, DFID, GSMA

Published on: Mar 28 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We are excited to bring you five different grant funding opportunities to support your technology for development projects in disaster response, Internet connectivity,...
Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Creating killer content is critical to ICT4D success. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of incentives to go online because of a lack of relevant...
Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Published on: Jul 26 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment
The market for AgTech investment is growing. According to AgFunder, in 2016 there was $3.23 billion dollars invested in 580 AgTech deals. Investments in US firms...
Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Published on: Feb 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The proliferation of mobile phones among rural households in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana has seen a significant increase of digital information solutions for farmers....
Pop Quiz: What Is the Difference Between mHealth, mEducation, and mAgriculture?

Pop Quiz: What Is the Difference Between mHealth, mEducation, and mAgriculture?

Published on: Nov 10 2016 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
I do hate sectoritis – the innate desire of development actors to isolate into health, education, agriculture, civil society, and all the other sector silos...
Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Published on: May 18 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?
“Our policy objective in the aid community, should be to end famine as we know it in our lifetime.” That was the challenge presented to us by Andrew...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technologies for Smallholder Farmers

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

Published on: May 02 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
June 10th – Washington, DC – Register Now ICTforAg 2016 will bring together +275 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from...
New USAID Guide: How to Use Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

New USAID Guide: How to Use Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

Published on: Feb 16 2016 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
Smallholder farmers have the potential to play an ever-increasing role in feeding the world through sustainable supply of key agricultural commodities. However,...