“Digital agriculture”
Towards the development of digital agriculture technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Related Research Program
Information
Country
Africa Ethiopia

2022-01-11

Background

There are growing expectations on the role of smart agriculture in solving food problems caused by climate change and constraints on the agricultural workforce in developing regions, as it enables the use of advanced technology and digital information to make agriculture more efficient and labor-saving. The digitalization of agriculture is progressing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, and is positioned as an important area that will drive agriculture in the region. However, since agricultural digital technologies vary greatly from country to country, ensuring regional representation is a challenge. It is necessary to appropriately collect, accumulate, and disseminate information on the problems and regional characteristics of each country.

Objectives

We will collect representative information on agricultural digitalization in sub-Saharan Africa, organize current problems and identify issues, understand needs, and accumulate and disseminate information as scientific evidence on conditions for adaptation and new possibilities of digital technology.

Research Theme

•    Collection and accumulation of information on agricultural digitalization in sub-Saharan Africa

Target Countries

Ethiopia etc. (including the sub-Saharan Africa region)

Target Beneficiaries

Small-scale farmers (including youth and women), government agencies, agricultural research and development and extension organizations, Japanese international development agencies, private companies, and research institutions in developing regions, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Project Leader

IIYAMA Miyuki (Director, Information Program)

Poster