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Digital Ag Series - DigitalAg4Mashreq: Transforming the Agri-food Sector in Mashreq

“Digital Revitalization of the Agri-food Sector in Mashreq.”

The new Digital Revitalization of the Agri-food Sector in Mashreq publication (i) documents the current contributions and challenges of the agri-food sector within selected Mashreq countries – Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon – across a range of economic, social, environmental dimensions; (ii) presents the digital ecosystem in the three focus countries, which lays the foundation for future digital transformation (iii) assesses how selected digital technologies can impact the efficiency, equity, and environmental sustainability of agricultural transformation in Mashreq countries,  (iv) presents the current applications of digital technologies in agriculture; (v) identifies the relevant public policies and instruments to facilitate the diffusion, maximize the positive impacts, and mitigate the downside risks of digital technologies in agriculture.

This publication has been prepared by the Mashreq Agricultural Initiative which includes the following members:  The World Bank Food and Agriculture Global Practice, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) in partnership with the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Hashemite University of Jordan, the University of Babylon (Iraq), and the Ministries of Agriculture of Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. The publication is available online HERE

About the Presenters

Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director, Middle East Department, Middle East & North Africa Region, World Bank

Rabi Mohtar

Dean, American University of Beirut

Armine Juergenliemk

 Agriculture Specialist, World Bank

Rachel Anne Bahn

American University of Beirut

Dr. Hala Abdallah

Head of Economics and Marketing Service, Ministry of Agriculture of Lebanon

Rachid Serraj

Delivery Manager, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Reem Nejdawi

Executive Director UN-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Blanca Moreno-Dodson

Manager, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)

Yousef Hamidaddin

Vice Chairman, Managing Partner and Agri Fund Manager at Venture X

Parmesh Shah

 Global Lead for Data Driven Digital Agriculture, The World Bank Group

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