Need for Paradigm shift towards agriculture   Leave a comment

Agriculture has an inert potential for transforming economies 

in the global south. It holds the key to rapid job creation, 

improved health and livelihoods for majority of the world’s 

poor. The sector however suffers from inadequate resourcing 

and capacity. While acknowledging that resources is not the 

only panacea for the challenges in Agriculture, adequate 

financing for agriculture remains a viable investment for food 

and human security and improved livelihoods for farmers. 

The sector however has been making strides in adopting 

innovations and new practices to increase productivity, reduce 

cost of food consumers and increase revenue for farmers. 

More specifically, agribusiness and agri-preneurship that 

leverage on technology such as mobile telephony and the 

internet is already taking root. While the agricultural sector 

is creating new jobs and opportunities for employment, it 

requires accurate, accessible and usable data to scale-up 

this potential.

The use of data for decision-making and action for 

Agricultural growth however, remains elusive. This is because 

available data remains largely inaccessible to players along 

the Agricultural value chains: including farmers, processors, 

traders and consumers.


Posted June 21, 2017 by KIVIWOSHEG in Uncategorized

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