Transforming Food & Ag in Emerging Markets

March 11, 2022 Eline Jacobse
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Some 500 million smallholder farmers produce 80% of the food consumed in the developing world. With a growing number of mouths to feed, a decrease in available agricultural land and stagnating food production, especially in Africa, food security is at serious risk. Smallholder farmers often operate at around 20% of their potential capacity. Improving their skills and access to

Some 500 million smallholder farmers produce 80% of the food consumed in the developing world. With a growing number of mouths to feed, a decrease in available agricultural land and stagnating food production, especially in Africa, food security is at serious risk.

Smallholder farmers often operate at around 20% of their potential capacity. Improving their skills and access to financial resources and digital solutions may give an unprecedented boost to sustainable food production in developing countries. What is needed for a fast and wide-scale implementation of smart, digital agricultural solutions by smallholder farmers?

Marieke Roestenberg, Manager of FMO Ventures Program, will interview leading digital innovators from Africa, India and China on how they contribute to efficient and sustainable food production in their markets.