Can Big Tech Change the Game for Smallholder Farmers?

Previously Recorded | September 16, 2021

Pierre Ferrari and Luq Niazi discuss the role of big tech in putting the power of information in the hands of smallholder farmers to increase incomes, improve livelihoods and build more profitable smallholder agribusinesses.

Luq Niazi

Luq Niazi

IBM Global Managing Director for Consumer Industries

Pierre Ferrari.

Pierre Ferrari

President & CEO

As revealed in a recent Heifer International report, The Future of Africa’s Agriculture: An Assessment of the Role of Youth and Technology, over 20% of youth engaged in agriculture in Africa are not using technology, and the leading barriers to access are lack of training and financing. Without open data to understand the power of technology, smallholder farmers cannot know their total needs to leverage its benefits.

Join Heifer International President and CEO, Pierre Ferrari, and IBM Global Managing Director for Consumer Industries, Luq Niazi, for a live chat on the role of big tech in putting the power of information in the hands of smallholder farmers to increase incomes, improve livelihoods and build more profitable smallholder agribusinesses.