May 28-30, 2024

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May 28-30, 2024

Washington D.C., USA

ICTforAg 2024 covers a wide range of topics focused on localizing ICT to empower and engage small-scale producers in the global South. Our Washington, DC event explores the localization of ICT, responsible AI in agriculture, the potential for AI to increase farm profitability, empowering citizen science, and harnessing digital solutions for sustainable and regenerative farming practices. Ten breakout sessions will cover topics ranging from weather-based index insurance, food security monitoring, and the role of ICT in empowering smallholder farmers in the global carbon market.

AGENDA

9am

Opening Remarks

Dina Esposito (USAID)
James Thurlow (IFPRI)
9:15am

Keynote

Celebrating 16 Years of Transforming Data Collection using Open Data Kit 

Yaw Anokwa (Open Data Kit)
10am

Panel Discussion

Localizing ICT: Empowering and Engaging Small-Scale Producers in the Global South

Josh Woodard (USAID)
Megan Steele (A4IP)
Andrew Mack (Agromovil)
Catherine Ragasa (IFPRI)
Ian Pringle (Farm Radio)
11:15am

Keynote

What Does “Responsible AI” Mean?

Rajesh Veeraraghavan (Georgetown University)
11:30am

Panel Discussion

Localizing AI: Part 1. Bridging Innovation and Regulation

David Spielman (IFPRI)
Jona Repishti (Digital Green)
Patricia Zambrano (IFPRI)
Josh Woodard (USAID)
12:00pm

Panel Discussion

Localizing AI: Part 2. Can AI Make (More) Money for Farmers?

Andres Ferreyra (Syngenta)
Rui Benfica (IFPRI)
Jeehye Kim (World Bank)
1:30pm

Breakout Session

Putting Evidence into Practice: Improving Agriculture and Land Tenure Investments

Kaj Gass (Millennium Challenge Corporation)
1:30pm

Breakout Session

Leveraging ICT to Empower Smallholder Farmers in the Global Carbon Market

Genevieve Leveille (AgriLedger)
1:30pm

Breakout Session

Protecting Farmers: Weather-Based Index Insurance

Sarah Coughlin; Abdul Latif JPAL
1:30pm

Breakout Session

Harnessing Analytical Tools for Enhanced Food Security Monitoring

Soonho Kim (IFPRI)
2:30pm

Breakout Session

Climate information & Food Security: Impactful Outcomes of NASA and USAID’s SERVIR Partnership

Aparna Phalke (NASA SERVIR)
2:30pm

Breakout Session

Integrated Digital Solution for Supporting Fishery Sector in Senegal

Berhane Gebru (FHI360)
2:30pm

Breakout Session

Advancing Resilient Market Systems through ICT: Three Case Studies from Malawi, Nigeria, and Kenya

Sophie Javers (Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience)
2:30pm

Breakout Session

AI-Driven Weather Forecasting System

Andrew Lala (ignitia)
2:30pm

Breakout Session

Bringing Smallholder Farmers’ Voice to the Conversation

Katie Messick (Producers Direct)
4:00pm

Keynote

Inspire Challenge

Roberto Christen (CGIAR)
4:15pm

Panel Discussion

Localizing Knowledge for Sustainable Agriculture

Claudia Ringler (IFPRI)
John de la Parra
(The Rockefeller Foundation)
David Bergvinson (DevGlobal)
Sudhanshu Singh (IRRI)
5:00pm

Closing Remarks

NextGen Ambassadors

Alwin Hopf  (University of Florida)
Feyisayo Akande  (University of Missouri)
Henry Akwah (University of Arkansas)
Onolunose Oko-Ose (Yale University)