From ‘ABC’ to the ‘Ds’ of agriculture – Digital, Disruption and Dissemination
Experts at the 11th ICT4D Conference called for global cooperation in digital agriculture
Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are disrupting agriculture for good but are not made widely available, echoed participants at the recently concluded ICT4D Conference. Amidst demonstrations of ground-breaking technologies, they called for greater cooperation between institutions, both governmental and non-governmental, in key areas like artificial intelligence and big data for the benefit of smallholder farmers.
“We shouldn’t think that ICT is only for computer scientists in the lab. In these past three days, we have learnt that ICT is everywhere, in agriculture, education, and health etc.,” said Mr Frank Tumwebaze, Minister for Information and Communication Technology & National Guidance of Uganda, where the conference was held.