Archived Webinar

'Africa-Korea' DAT Knowledge Exchange Series: Disruptive Solutions for Agricultural Risks Management

"Learn from innovative solution providers from the US, Kenya, and Korea on using data and analytics to respond to agricultural risks."

Agricultural risk is the principal cause of food insecurity and disruption to agricultural supply chains, which creates a poverty trap especially for the poor. Agriculture risks, including Production Risks, Market Risks, and Enabling Environmental Risks have notably exacerbated since 2020 due to the global pandemic. Catastrophic events cause especially significant damages to farmers as these threats are beyond their capacity to control. In 2020, Eastern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Pakistan, and India experienced a significant locust upsurge and Kenya experienced the worst locust outbreak in the past 70 years. The sudden outbreak of the pandemic also negatively impacted the livestock value chain, closing the doors for farmers to livestock markets and borders. It also brought an abundance of caution for humans infected with COVID-19 and their interactions with animals.
 
Understanding adverse impacts and the urgency of these agricultural risks, this World Bank Food and Agriculture GP webinar introduces innovative agricultural risk management solutions for ongoing risks of the virus, disease, and pest outbreaks. Hear from innovative solution providers from the US, Kenya, and Korea on using data and analytics to respond to agricultural risks preventively, reactively, and proactively. This webinar is a part of series of knowledge exchange sessions between Africa and South Korea and is sponsored by the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF).

About the Presenters

Shobha Shetty

Practice Manager, Sustainable Development, Africa Region, World Bank

Jeehye Kim

Senior Digital Agriculture Specialist, Sustainable Development, Africa Region, World Bank

Vinay Kumar Vutukuru

Senior Agriculture Economist, Sustainable Development, Africa Region, World Bank

Boniface Akuku

Director of ICT, KARLO (Kenya Agriculture & Livestock Research Org.)

Henry Mibei

Manager - Digital Development, CABI

Geoffrey Nyaga Kinyua

Chief Operations Officer, Astral Aerial Solutions

David Hughes

Associate Professor, Penn State University and Founder, PlantVillage

Daniel Noh-kyum Kyeong

Founder, AID Korea (Animal Industry Data Korea)

Questions Submitted

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Sep 16, 2021
Good.

Jes�s Manuel

- Aug 11, 2021
Great Conversation

Anvar

- May 9, 2021
Interesting!

MOHAMMAD

- Apr 16, 2021
Great!

Mohammad Nadir

- Apr 15, 2021
Excellent presentation.

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Apr 14, 2021
Great discussion
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