Practical Insights on Feed the Future

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: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Published on: Mar 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 17 Comments
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger & food security initiative. The USAID Bureau for Food Security wants to integrate digital tools and...
New USAID Insights: Digital Profiles of Smallholder Farmer Data Management

New USAID Insights: Digital Profiles of Smallholder Farmer Data Management

Published on: Dec 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
More than 500 million smallholder farms worldwide play a significant role in food production and the genetic diversity of the food supply. Until now, it has been...
Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists

Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists

Published on: Jul 09 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists
It’s hard to believe that a small worm could destroy millions – millions of tons of crop yields, millions of dollars in farm income, and millions of tons...
Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Published on: Apr 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Digital technology has enormous potential to improve food security in Feed the Future countries and around the world. There are four broad categories of digital...
Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?

Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?

Published on: Aug 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Do farmers really want to be paid in mobile money? To answer this question, I’ll ask you to first entertain a brief thought experiment. Imagine that your...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
How Technology Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security

How Technology Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security

Published on: Apr 06 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are 793 million people globally, who are undernourished or food insecure according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Weather,...
Three Factors to Make Your ICTforAg Efforts More Effective

Three Factors to Make Your ICTforAg Efforts More Effective

Published on: Oct 19 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three Factors to Make Your ICTforAg Efforts More Effective
I am an optimistic skeptic of ICT4D and ICTforAg. The potential role of ICT in Development is obvious, but we often seem to be overselling the current reality. Donors...
How Can We Create an Integrated ICTforAg Sensor Ecosystem?

How Can We Create an Integrated ICTforAg Sensor Ecosystem?

Published on: Sep 28 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
We are on the cusp of a second green revolution. Through the application of connected technologies, we have the potential to increase agricultural productivity...