Globally, pests (invertebrates, vertebrates, pathogens, weeds) can cause estimated annual losses of between 20-40%, but higher losses are disproportionately experienced by many low-income...
Global food demand is expected to increase by somewhere between 59% and 98% by 2050 as the world population reaches an estimated 9.7 billion. Food production is especially critical in Africa, where over 70% of the population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Against a backdrop of the rapid dwindling of agricultural productivity, the exclusion of women from the work force and the threat of climate change, an increase in the use of agricultural technologies - AgriTech - could help reduce livelihood loss and support inclusive economic transformation.
This working paper explores the implications of the digitalisation of agriculture, with a focus on East Africa. It addresses the following key questions:
- What is AgriTech?
- What prevents adoption of AgriTech?
- What does disruption mean within AgriTech?
- What are the pathways through which AgriTech may disrupt livelihoods and support transformation?
This brief looks at food system innovations and digital technologies as important drivers of productivity growth and improved food and nutrition security. The analysis emphasizes a mix of research...
Basic data on enterprises by NACE Rev. 2 activity and size class, expresed in absolute number and percentage. Basic information includes share of employees with university education...