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Thursday, September 21 • 13:30 - 14:30
Digitizing Value Chains & Building Adaptive Food Systems

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Agricultural productivity research has evolved from ‘pure research’ into an understanding that we ignore signals from market systems at our peril. At the same time, new digital communications channels have emerged that enabled us to build true interactivity with even very isolated farmers and value chain actors in ways that were not possible just a few years ago. Market systems themselves are generating tremendous amounts of data: social media chatter as Facebook is adopted even in the hinterlands, mobile network data, barcode data. For the first time it is possible to build active, dynamic and hopefully learning/adaptive feedback loops between researchers and farmers or those who work with them. This session will provide a different perspectives on this complex topic.    


Mark Lundy

Theme Lead, Sustainable Food Systems, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

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Jehiel Oliver

CEO, Hello Tractor
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Vivian Rangel

Researcher on Sustainability in Supply Chain, LOGYCA
LOGYCA is member of the Massachussets Institute of Technology SCALE Network for research and innovation in supply chains, and it is also the representative of the GS1 standard (including barcodes) in Colombia. Now, LOGYCA is embarking on an exciting new phase with ITC in its efforts... Read More →
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Syed Raza

Senior Director, Data, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Syed Raza works to demonstrate and promote adoption of systemic solutions and enabling environments for large scale use of data, such as mobile data, for the underserved. Since June 2016, Syed has served as the Digital Impact Alliance’s Senior Director of Data. Previously, Syed... Read More →

Thursday September 21, 2017 13:30 - 14:30 GMT-05
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia