How are digital and data innovations used to address the food crisis?
Environmental degradation and climate change as well as social inequalities and conflicts are increasing and threatening the livelihoods of millions. Food insecurity has doubled in the past two years, food prices are rising, and the World Food Programme estimates 45 million people are currently on the brink of famine. *
This podcast aims to provide practical insights into how digital technologies and data innovations are applied to address the global food crisis. Featuring short 15-minute interviews with experts in agriculture, disaster prevention, ICT and data technology companies, investors, and government agencies.
Episode 8: Using AI to detect pests in crops in Tanzania
Benedicto Hosea, CEO at Mboni ya Vijana, partnering with Plant Village, explains how they have implemented a global AI app to help farmers in Tanzania with detecting pests in staple crops, and further improve their knowledge for resilience.
Episode 7: Digitization & farmer’s behavioral change
Worlali Senyo, Head of Corporate Services at Farmerline, explores how to encourage (small-holder) farmers to digitize and inspire social behavioral change for more resilience and agricultural productivity.
Episode 6: Setting up a market monitoring dashboard for food security
Sonja Perakis, Senior Market Monitoring Advisor, and Janeen Cayetano, Data and Geospatial Analyst, at Catholic Relief Services discuss the importance of data-driven response to food security and explain how to get started with a market monitoring dashboard.
Episode 5: AI for climate adaptation
Leila Toplic, Head of Emerging Technologies Initiative at NetHope, demonstrates how AI can assist vulnerable communities in adapting to the effects of climate change. She shares three examples of anticipatory action, climate-smart agriculture, and AI for environmental protection. [Publication referenced â€˜Digital for Climate Adaptation and Resilienceâ€™]
Episode 4: Improving livestock farming with big data
Episode 3: Scaling agriculture extension apps
Franziska Atwii, Team Lead of the Innovation Lab in Kampala at Welthungerhilfe, reveals how they are designing andÂ customizing two different agriculture extension apps for each country to better support smallholder farmers.
Episode 2: Lessons learned using digital agri innovations in Africa
Episode 1:Â Role of ICT and data to improve food systems
Thembani Malapela, Knowledge and Information Management Officer atÂ FAO e-agriculture, explains what impact digital technologies and data have to improve global food systems and address the current food crisis.
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