Valuing Data and Analytics
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
4:30pm to 4:40pm
Rural Digital Transformation for Small Hold Farmers
The combination of affordable broadband access and new technologies including cloud and data services, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning has helped unleash a wave of innovation relevant to rural communities around the world. Particularly in emerging markets, access to off-grid energy and internet has enabled solutions that materially impact rural productivity and livelihood in communities where small hold farming contributes a significant amount to household income. From solar-powered drip irrigation and water pumping to cloud-connected micro-weather stations leveraging artificial intelligence, these innovative solutions represent a new opportunity for affecting the digital transformation of rural communities across the globe where small hold farming is a critical element of livelihood.