e-Agriculture will host a special online forum on "The Role of ICT in Agricultural Value Chains", which will look at key opportunities and challenges of ICT interventions in the agricultural value chain with a special focus on the most beneficial interventions in rural areas.
This will be an opportunity for knowledge sharing on good practices; presenting expectations of future challenges and outcomes; and reviewing the critical roles of policy makers, rural service providers, and the agricultural community-at large. The forum will be conducted in English.
The forum Subject Matter Experts, will include:
- Henry Benavides, Specialist in Policies and Trade, The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
- Wietse Bruinsma, Country Director Ecuador and Livelihoods Networks Bolivia, The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
- Raul Hopkins, Regional Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean Division, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
- Jawahar Kanjilal, Global Head, Nokia Life Tools, Emerging Markets, Nokia Services
- David King, Secretary General, International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)
- Francois Laureys, Country Director for Mali and Burkina Faso, The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)