COVID-19 Discussion Series: Eps. 5 – Bridging gaps and building resiliency – Part 2
The fifth episode of our Discussion Series: Big data solutions to COVID-19 & food security, brought together four panelists to discuss bridging gaps and building resiliency with digital agriculture platforms.
The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s digital forum on COVID-19 and food security brings emergent research and on-the-ground realities together in conversation in order to map out the direct impacts of the crisis across food value chains and glean data-driven recommendations and solutions.
This fifth episode discusses bridging gaps and building resiliency with digital agriculture platforms.
Click here to view a summary of the session, including key takeaways from each speaker.
Stephanie Dizon is the Head of Implementation for Farmforce AS, a digital solutions provider for digitizing the agricultural first mile. She has previously managed implementations for Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone) and Asia-Pacific (Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea). She also leverages extensive experience in supply chain management, having worked with herbs and spices, import/export of fresh produce and retail. She has an in-depth understanding of operational requirements and challenges in the agricultural and FMCG industry.
Aashna Singh is the Co-Founder & COO of MoooFarm, a dairy technology start-up building connected commerce for 100 million dairy farmers in India. Aashna is a strong promoter of inclusive growth and is passionate about creating sustainable rural livelihood for farmers. She is a recipient of multiple awards including from the Agriculture Innovation Congress and the World Bank.
Shahid Akbar| Bangladesh Institute of ICT Development
Shahid is the Founder and CEO of the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) fostering ICT integration in development initiatives and mainstreaming ICT4D. He leads various e-Agriculture projects under the umbrella of e-Krishok, on nutrition and entrepreneurship development programs for micro & small and micro business with a focus on women and youth. BIID initiatives envision and align to achieve SDGs and national development goals.
Zeituna Mustafa is the market engagement Manager for the GSMA AgriTech programme. Within GSMA, she advises mobile operators on development and implementation of mobile money strategy, robust business plans and operational plans to digitize agricultural value chains. Her expertise is digital financial services with experience in digital finance strategic and operational aspects for mobile money providers and financial institutions.
July 29, 2020