African Farmers in The Digital Age

How Digital Solutions Can Enable Rural Development

Right now, African leaders are making decisions that will determine the structure of the continent’s food system for a generation or more. Among these decisions are a host of investments in digital technology and policies about how it will be used to empower smallholder farmers and advance rural development. If these investments and policies are sufficiently ambitious, they can help create a food system that fights poverty and promotes economic growth, increases food security, encourages gender equality, and improves health and nutrition for hundreds of millions of Africans. The authors of the essays in this collection paint a picture of what a thriving African food system can accomplish and lay out some concrete steps for building that system.
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