FAO Chief emphasizes need for inclusive digital innovation
21.01.2019 14:32 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of last week , the 11th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) was held in Berlin; the Forum topic was «Agriculture Goes Digital - Smart Solutions for Future Farming», FAO reports.
It is to be admitted, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry. It gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to share ideas and enhance understanding on a selected topic of current agricultural policy.
As to the report, as a part of the Forum, the GFFA Agriculture Ministers’ Conference (or, the «Davos» of Agriculture) was held within at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The Conference gathered representatives of 75 countries and numerous international organizations. has gathered The Conference was welcomed by German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner.
This time the Conference main topic was the necessity of the agriculture digitization.
While speaking within the Conference, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva emphasized the need for the digital revolution to promote access to new technologies of the agrarians worldwide.
As to him, it’s time to accelerate innovation in agriculture and to do so in a way that aspires to make a difference to hundreds of millions of people who produce the bulk of the world’s food on family farms.
«FAO is working with digital innovations, providing new inputs for farmers in rural areas. We need good governance and the right policies to support that, therefore FAO also helps countries access these new technologies to foster digitalization in agriculture,» he told.