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RTI is proud to sponsor the ICTforAg conference, a one-day conference that brings together 300 thought leaders and decision-makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community and the private sector. The event will examine how new innovations can empower smallholder farmers, and the communities that support them, through information and communication technologies (ICT).
RTI food security and agriculture experts will be presenting at two different sessions. To view the whole agenda, please click here.
2:15 - 3:30pm
- How to Drive Youth Entrepreneurship with ICTforAg Solutions? Karis McGill, RTI International; Anand Varghese, DAI; Michael McCabe, USAID
Digital technologies may be a critical tool to transform developing countries’ agriculture sectors into stronger, more connected market economies. How can we help youth to spearhead this transition, serving as technology adopters as well as entrepreneurs leveraging the potential of this emerging market opportunity?
- Unlocking Smallholder Resilience with Insurance: Jeanna Holtz, Abt Associates; Jenn Cisse, USAID; Jo Anne Yeager Sallah, RTI; Paula Pagniez, Willis Towers Watson
Technology, including digital solutions, can make inclusive insurance markets a reality, speeding up post-disaster recovery for smallholder farmers with financial safety nets like crop and livestock insurance. Which technologies are proving most effective to protect farmers’ livelihoods and make them more resilient?