LDRI Data Chat Event: AI for Agriculture, the Case for Smallholder Farmers in Africa

The photo was taken during one of our farmers’ training sessions on how to use AI to combat Climate Change.


In April  The Local Development Research Institute organized a data chat event focused on AI for Agriculture: The Case for Smallholder Farmers in Africa. The data chat event took place on Twitter space moderated by Leonida Mutuku, the Research and Strategy Lead at the Local Development Research Institute, and joined by Fred Gyasi,  a Fertilizer Statistician from Africafertilizer.org, and Dr. Anderson Kehbila, the Program Leader for Natural Resources and Ecosystems at the Stockholm Environment Institute, Africa Centre, as panelists.

During the discussion, the panelist explored the use of AI in Agricultural Value Chains, the transfer of AI technology from the developer to the farmer, gaps and challenges, how to establish sustainable models for AI in Agriculture, and the social and ethical impact of AI in Agriculture