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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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Thursday, May 19 • 14:00 - 14:45
Mobile Agriculture Landscape and Opportunities LIMITED

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2.3 billion people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Mobile is uniquely positioned to deliver the critical agricultural information quickly and affordable financing that rural smallholder farmers need, enabling them to make better informed decisions and investments that boost their productivity and profit. The GSMA mAgri Programme forges partnerships between mobile operators, technology providers and agricultural organisations. Our mission is to advance the productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers and the agricultural industry at large through scalable and commercial mobile services.  This presentation will introduce the programme and share insights on the current state of the industry, our learnings from supporting operators to implement services in the current landscape and opportunities moving forward.

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Matthew Strickland

mAgri Market Engagement Manager, GSMA
Matthew is a Market Engagement Manager for the GSMA mAgri programme based in London, providing consultancy support to grantees in Africa, supporting the implementation of their mAgri product initiatives. Previously, Matthew lived in Malawi and Tanzania working with smallholder tea farmers to improve access to information for farming best practices. Most recently he worked with m4D partners across Africa and Asia to implement projects... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 14:00 - 14:45
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