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Rwanda to host ICT- Agric conference

4 September, at 11 : 42 AM Print

Rwanda to host ICT- Agric conference

The Information Communication and Technology for Agriculture (ICT4Ag) conference will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in November aimed at discussing the ICT future of agriculture.

Intending to spark conversation on the ICT influence on value chains, advocacy and policy development, the conference will promote the establishment of a dynamic and enabling environment in agricultural areas.

The conference will bring together farming, fisheries and livestock fields who have been invited to participate in the discovery of new innovations, learning about useful technology and sharing experiences with global stakeholders.

Other participants will include a variety of industry members such as academics, entrepreneurs, developers and operators.

Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana said that Farmers in Rwanda want to know how they can use new and existing ICT tools to boost their production.

Minister Nsengimana urges agriculture & ICT experts to see how new technologies can support the entire chain in agriculture process

On the other hand the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Agnes Kalibata said that new solutions will be introduced to boost agriculture sector in Rwanda; added that Youth will be able to bring new ideas which will be very useful to the whole African continent.

Over 400 participants are expected. Representing the public and private sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific and further afield, delegates will discuss how increased investment and adoption of ICTs in the agricultural sector will contribute to improved value chains and more effective advocacy and policy processes in agricultural and rural development (ARD).

Issues related to ICT trends and their impact on ARD, capacity building, enabling environments, scaling up and sustainability will also be discussed.

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