Can Digitalization Transform African Farmers and Food Systems?

Agriculture and food production is important in providing a leeway to poverty reduction and enriching socio-economic livelihoods in Africa. It is central to enabling Africa achieve African Union's Agenda 2030 development targets and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals . Agriculture in Africa continues to face challenges, triggered from multiple fronts: Covid-19 pandemic and attendant variants, commodity supply chain disruptions, and in-country agricultural policy incoherence. Action plans and strategies to strengthen Africa's food systems is needed now. It is a truism  that despite their importance in the agrifood value chain, African smallholder farmers remain marginalized and face barriers to enhancing their livelihoods and managing risks. They also continue to face varying levels of access and capability challenges to adopt digital technology solutions.  It is known that digitalisation is an accelerator for  food security. However, there is scant knowledge  with  reg

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