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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Tuesday, May 17 • 12:15 - 13:00
Information Technology for Agriculture Synergy (ITAS) FULL

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Information and communication have always mattered in agriculture. Ever since people have grown crops, raised livestock, and caught fish, they have sought information from one another. What is the most effective planting strategy on steep slopes? Where can I buy the improved seed or feed this year? How can I acquire a land title? Who is paying the highest price at the market? How can I participate in the government’s credit program? Producers rarely find it easy to obtain answers to such questions, even if similar ones arise season after season. Farmers in a village may have planted the “same” crop for centuries, but over time, weather patterns and soil conditions change and epidemics of pests and diseases come and go. Updated information allows the farmers to cope with and even benefit from these changes. Providing such knowledge can be challenging, however, because the highly localized nature of agriculture means that information must be tailored specifically to distinct conditions. iTAS (Information technology for agriculture synergy) is a social network  where the flow of products, knowledge and information between smallholder farmers groups, research institutions and consumers can be found; it is a place where they can  draw upon their ‎social capital in order to strengthen their position within the agricultural value chain.



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Mireille N'simire

ICT Specialist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Ms. Mireille Nsimire is an ICT specialist focused on ICT for development. She is actually working with farmers and Agricultural researchers to Improve agriculture production and overcome hunger in rural and under serve region of East and Central Africa. As an IT Specialist in Agribusiness value chain, Mireille's work consists to provide ICT solution to contribute for the social development of the region and promote sustainable agriculture... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Giraffe 201

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