ADFI WEBINAR: A data-driven approach to bridging the gender gap in financial inclusion among women smallholders in Africa.
- 22 September 2021
The African Development Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have launched a series of webinars dedicated to exploring how digitization of food and agricultural systems can provide quick responses to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and accelerate longer-term transformation of Africa's agriculture sector.
This session will explore how digital technologies can improve market access and demand responsiveness for small producers. E-commerce platforms, traceability systems and smart contracts are the main tools that will be discussed in this session. COVID-19 has dramatically demonstrated the potential of retail e-commerce platforms around the world. This third webinar of the series will bring policymakers and technology innovators together to share insights on how technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and e-commerce can facilitate the integration of smallholder farmers into regional and global food supply chains.