IFAD Research Series 82: Contributions of information and communication technologies to food systems transformation

Tomaso Ceccarelli, Samyuktha Kannan, Francesco Cecchi, Sander Janssen
2022 unpublished
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are considered a possible game changer in boosting agricultural productivity, profitability, sustainability, and resilience worldwide. Yet, more evidence is needed to understand the impact of current and potential digitally enabled solutions. Using a food systems approach, this paper reviews existing evidence and discusses the conditions, rural population segments, and timelines needed to achieve desired outcomes. It finds that serving the whole
more » ... farmer ecosystem is an emergent yet unexplored pathway. The paper concludes by providing recommendations on the role of public institutions and policymakers in shaping ICTs for inclusive and sustainable food systems transformation.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.322003 fatcat:mzfvijvmbzgw3nmze3t2zzytq4