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Forum of the Americas for Agricultural Research and Technology Development

Summary of the virtual consultation: Digital Agriculture and Inclusion – Priorities for the agricultural research, development and innovation agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean

Año: 2019

The application of digital technologies in agriculture with the aim of improving efficiency, productivity and resilience to climate change, is growing exponentially in the world and in our region. But these technological developments are not among the usual issues addressed by the actors of agricultural innovation systems. For this reason, their emergence should be analyzed by agricultural RDI (research, development and innovation) institutions and organizations in the hemisphere to define how they affect their priorities and agendas. In general, efforts are required by all actors, both public and private, to overcome the connectivity gaps, meet the need for appropriate digital developments for different types of producers in different regions, improve clarity in the regulation information privacy, and strengthen the capacities of producers, of other actors in agricultural chains and of agricultural support services, to develop and take advantage of options based on digital technologies.