May 28-30, 2024

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May 28-30, 2024

Empowering small-holder women farmers through an AI-assistant for agricultural extension


ICTforAg 2023

In low- and middle-income countries, female farmers encounter substantial challenges stemming from limited access to relevant and actionable agronomic information. This information is critical for enhancing their productivity, incomes and adapting to climate change. In this session, Digital Green will share its efforts to enhance the inclusivity and efficacy of public extension services by deploying an AI-assistant for agricultural front-line workers. We will also present early findings from our chatbot pilot programs in India, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Additionally, we will delve into the lessons we’ve learned on enhancing accessibility, employing gender-sensitive designs, and ensuring that digital innovations cater to the distinct requirements of both female and male farmers.