The ICT4Ag conference will take place
in Kigali, Rwanda, in November, discussing the ICT future of
Intending to spark conversation on the
ICT influence on value chains, advocacy and policy development, the
conference will promote the establishment of a dynamic and enabling
environment in agricultural areas.
From November 4 to 8 farming, fisheries
and livestock fields are invited to participate in the discovery of
new innovations, learning about useful technology and sharing
experiences with global stakeholders.
In this preparation meeting the
Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana said that Farmers
in Rwanda want to know how they can use new and existing ICT tools to
boost their production.
Minister Nsengimana urges agriculture &
ICT experts to see how new technologies can support the entire chain
in agriculture process
On the other hand the Minister of
Agriculture, Dr. Agnes Kalibata said that new solutions will be
introduced to boost agriculture sector in Rwanda; added that Youth
will be able to bring new ideas which will be very useful to the
whole African continent.
Over 400 participants are expected.
Representing the public and private sector in Africa, the Caribbean
and Pacific and further afield, delegates will discuss how increased
investment and adoption of ICTs in the agricultural sector will
contribute to improved value chains and more effective advocacy and
policy processes in agricultural and rural development (ARD).
Issues related to ICT trends and their
impact on ARD, capacity building, enabling environments, scaling up
and sustainability will also be discussed.
Participants include a variety of
industry members such as academics, entrepreneurs, developers and
Aimed at the media, a competition about
the promotion of industry-based success stories was launched to
discuss the enabling environment, gender main streaming through ICT
and the promotion of agribusiness through ICT.
(Source: Ministry of Youth and ICT of Rwanda)