COVID-19 is disrupting agriculture and food supply chains by causing a shortage of labor, transport restrictions, quarantine measures and enhanced border controls. The World Bank Group is exploring how digital technologies can mitigate these challenges.
The webinar featured representatives from government and private sector sharing their respective efforts to manage the crisis, with a focus on the positive impact of digital technologies.
We also launched the Ag-Tech User Guide, developed by the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance, which profiles digital solutions with benefits for smallholder farming.
This webinar was part of a series building up to the second Digital Disruption in Agriculture Forum, which will take place on October 28–29, 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.