Events

Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture Workshop

15 June 2017 to 16 June 2017

From labor-intensive to knowledge-intensive agriculture. With new knowledge and technology, can a modernized agriculture sector end world hunger and achieve food security?

Agriculture is at a crossroads now. Resource base is shrinking, productivity is declining, and efforts to produce more food are adversely affecting the environment more than ever. It is in this context that development organizations have renewed its pledge to build a hunger-free world within the next 15 years as one of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2).  The key question, however, is how to produce more food to achieve SDG 2.

Available evidence suggests that the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), innovative approaches to knowledge sharing and learning, and new knowledge in agriculture play a pivotal role in building a hunger-free world. 

However, farmers’ lack of access to appropriate knowledge and technology is a main roadblock. The appropriate approach, mechanism, and institution to deliver the knowledge and technology to farmers are yet to be developed. ADB's workshop on Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture aims to leverage knowledge solutions for agricultural transformation. The workshop explores ongoing initiatives, current and emerging trends, policy imperatives, and future directions in this area. It will provide a platform to share learning from past success and failures and to exchange ideas on how to develop, disseminate and deliver appropriate knowledge and technology to farmers to build a knowledge-intensive agriculture sector.

Venue: 
Manila
Philippines
Topics: 
Agriculture and Natural Resources,
ICT,
Public-Private Partnership
ADB Organizer: 
Agriculture (Rural Development and Food Security) Thematic Group
http://k-learn.adb.org/sites/default/files/course/2017/Knowledge%20Intensive%20Agriculture%20Workshop-14May.pdf
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
15 Jun 2017 Opening Session Introduction Mahfuz Ahmed
15 Jun 2017 Opening Session Welcome Remarks Bambang Susantono
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 1: Reflecting on the Evolution of Agricultural Transformation Agricultural Transformation: The Evolution of Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture
Discover how knowledge innovations and solutions, especially ICTs, are transforming the agriculture sector. Knowledge-intensive...
Mahfuz Ahmed
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 2: Assessing the Investments and Applications of High-Level Technology for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Education for High Tech Agriculture
Improving agriculture education, particularly the application of new ideas and technologies, is crucial in achieving food security in...
Sungsup Ra
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 2: Assessing the Investments and Applications of High-Level Technology for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Investment Assessment and Application of High-Level Technology for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
High-level technology for agriculture may be the key to food security in Asia. An ADB project is studying investment options and priorities...
Abul Basher
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 2: Assessing the Investments and Applications of High-Level Technology for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Investment Requirements to Achieve Food Security in Asia and the Pacific in 2030
The People's Republic of China and Indonesia require more investments for high-level technology in agriculture.  The ...
Mark Rosegrant, Jikun Huang
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 2: Assessing the Investments and Applications of High-Level Technology for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Climate-smart Practices and Varieties for Intensive Rice-based Systems in Bangladesh and Cambodia
Rice in Bangladesh and Cambodia is grown using smart, climate-friendly, water-saving technologies that yields better harvests for farmers...
Arvind Kumar
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 3: Using ICT for Agricultural Transformation Korea’s ICT-related Agricultural Projects and Lesson Learned
Discover how South Korea has embraced smart farming technologies and vastly improved its agriculture.  Sanghun Lee of the ...
Sanghun Lee
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 3: Using ICT for Agricultural Transformation Data-driven Agriculture: Empowering Smallholders through Technology
Data is defining is the future of agriculture. Discover the work of Pessl Instruments in using data to improve agricultural production.
Vishnu Nair
15 Jun 2017 SESSION 3: Using ICT for Agricultural Transformation Gansu Internet-plus Based Socialized Agricultural Service System Project
Agriculture in Gansu is going hi-tech. An ADB project is developing inclusive IT-based agricultural service systems in the People’s Republic...
Jan Hinrichs
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
16 Jun 2017 SESSION 4: Revisiting the Role of Public-Private Partnerships The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture
Public-private-farmer partnership is crucial in promoting knowledge-intensive agriculture. A clearly conducive interphase between...
Paul Teng
16 Jun 2017 SESSION 4: Revisiting the Role of Public-Private Partnerships Financing for Agriculture: Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Financial risks in agriculture hinder investments in the sector. Can public-private partnerships make a difference? Access to finance...
Arup Chatterjee
16 Jun 2017 SESSION 5: Leveraging Project Knowledge and Experiences Panel Government Officials
16 Jun 2017 SESSION 5: Leveraging Project Knowledge and Experiences Panel ADB
16 Jun 2017 SESSION 6: Determining Next Steps and Future Directions Panel Panel
16 Jun 2017 Closing Session Wrap Up Mahfuz Ahmed