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7th Farming System Design Symposium: Webinar 4
March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EETFREE
To foster and engage young researchers to design innovative future agri-food systems for a variety of dryland farming contexts, ICARDA, CIHEAM-IAMM, FAO and IRESA-Tunisia have organized a four-part Farming System Design (FSD7) Webinar series on Capacity Development in Systems Research for the Transformation of Agri-Food Systems to achieve Sustainable Development Goals under climate change.
The webinars form a part of the FSD7 International Course for design and assessment of rainfed farming systems in the Middle East and North Africa region, which will be held in Tunis in March 2021.The focus of the webinars is the transformation of agri-food systems in dry regions.
March 25, 2021: 10:00AM to 12:00PM (GMT+2)
The objective of this session is to explore the exciting prospects of the use of digital tools and technologies in agriculture and the consequent impact at a broader systems and regional scales. Facilitating and catalyzing digitally enabled systemic transformation of agri-food systems that touches upon a number of global issues like climate change, GHG emissions, resilience etc. would require a more coherent approach towards the digitalization of agri-food systems from research through to advisory systems that support farmers. Such innovations will find ready users only when agricultural research and extension interfaces with market access, government policy, social setting and a host of other local factors that influence farmer behavior and decisions.