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Digital Disruption in Agriculture Virtual Forum

November 18-19, 2020


The second annual Digital Disruption in Agriculture forum happening virtually brings together leaders and innovators from across the agriculture value chain to identify digital tools and solutions that can help transform Ethiopia’s, and the region’s, agricultural sector. 

Digital technologies in agriculture can lead to greater efficiencies that help countries advance agricultural practices and connect small scale producers to larger markets. 

The use of digital technologies in agriculture remains limited in many low-income countries, often because of infrastructure, affordability, awareness, and regulatory issues. The World Bank Group is working to identify promising digital products and services that can be applied to improve agriculture practices and yields, bettering the lives of small scale farmers, and improving countries’ economies.

Why Attend?

Speakers and exhibitors at the virtual forum are leaders in their fields and include established companies and promising start-ups. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from and network with pioneers who are developing and implementing digital technologies across the agriculture ecosystem.

Participants representing private, public and non-profit actors with an interest in digital agriculture will be present. Selected organizations may also showcase their tools and services in the virtual Innovation Marketplace.

Virtual Forum Format

Over the course of two days, participants will have the chance to attend a variety of sessions such as:


  • Infrastructure & policy
  • Precision agriculture
  • South-South collaborations

Stories from the Field

Tells the stories of technologies impacting smallholder farmers in strategic value chains.

Keynote Address

Delivered by established practitioners sharing their experiences making an impact with digital solutions.

Technologies in Action

Highlights technology companies with impactful products and innovative ideas that could benefit smallholder farmers.

Fireside Chats

These conversations spotlight companies spearheading development or implementation of digital technologies.

Innovation Marketplace

Selected companies have the opportunity to showcase their digital products and services in a virtual innovation marketplace.

Event Times

  • Wednesday, November 18: 15:00 - 17:00 East Africa Time Zone
  • Thursday, November 19: 15:00 - 17:00 East Africa Time Zone