Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Food Tank Webinar Series: Digital Agriculture with David Bergvinson

25 August 2015. Online Webinar of Food Tank.

More about the speaker:

Dr. David Bergvinson assumed office as Director General of ICRISAT on 1 January 2015. 
  • He is highly committed to demand-driven innovation that recognizes the important role of women and youth to enable inclusive market-oriented development, and in helping improve the lives of the hundreds of millions of impoverished smallholder farmers and their families living in the semi-arid tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Prior to his appointment at ICRISAT, Dr Bergvinson was with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Senior Program Officer, Crop Value Chains and Digital Design for Agriculture Development since 2007. 
  • He was responsible in accelerating the development and delivery of farmer-preferred products and services for staple crops in the developing world through formulating strategies, forging partnerships and applying digital technologies.
Published on 26 Aug 2015 
Dr. Bergvinson presented on creating equitable opportunities for smallholder farmers to realize their full potential by leveraging digital technology (mobile, cloud computing, social media, and big data analytics) along the agriculture value chain.

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