Digital Ag Series: Dalberg on AgTech - Potential of Digital Agriculture Platforms for Smallholder Agriculture in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

"Technology innovation for smallholders include the off-grid energy and agriculture nexus, field mechanization and remote surveillance solutions, field sensors, and a wide range of often related digital agriculture and ag data innovations"

Agriculture technology (AgTech) innovation tailored to smallholder agriculture settings covers a broad range of emerging technologies... view more

About the Presenters

Michael Tsan

Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Founder and Co-leader, Dalberg’s Global Technology and Energy Practices

Michael Tsan is the founder and co-leader of Dalberg’s Global Technology and Energy Practices. Michael is also a senior advisor to Dalberg’s Data4Good business, Dalberg Data Insights. Michael works with a broad range of clients in the AgTech sector, including MNOs, D4Ag enterprises, AgTech
investors, leading foundations, NGOs, donors, large agribusinesses, and digital financial services providers.

Naoko Koyama

Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Naoko is the Regional Director for Africa. She has significant experience advising multi-sector partnerships to build inclusive businesses in sectors such as agriculture, digitally-enabled services, and finance. Naoko’s recent work includes advising DigiFarm, an award-winning multi-partner digital platform reaching over 1 million farmers, from initial customer research to partnership facilitation, go-to-market planning, and organization reviews over the past 5 years.

Ravi Chhatpar

Co-Founder, Dalberg Design

Ravi brings human-centered design to Dalberg clients looking for creative approaches to breakthrough innovation in social impact and development. Ravi has supported the inception, launch, and scale of DigiFarm, bringing human-centered design tools to all aspects of its design to ensure its solutions answer farmers’ needs. Ravi also works extensively on other business models at the intersections of agriculture, technology, and financial inclusion.

Christophe Bocquet

Project Manager, Dalberg Data Insights (DDI)

Christophe is a Project Manager leading DDI’s AgriTech practice. He has acquired hands-on expertise in leveraging data science for Agriculture and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Christophe used to manage different tech workstreams of digital and data-driven projects including user interface (UI) development, big data analytics, ground-truth data collection, and human-centered product design.


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