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February 6th, 2016 / Can we feed the world, UK

thumb.aspxThe fourth revolution, ‘Industry 4.0’, will build on the digital revolution, but there is work to be done on bringing the digital revolution to developing countries, particularly to rural areas. Digital technology has the potential to accelerate change and reduce isolation, while agricultural development has the potential to support the reduction of inequality and diminish poverty gaps. Put the two together, and there could be new opportunities for smallholder farmers. For example, electricity, internet and cell coverage can help smallholder farmers to access information on best prices, weather forecasts, and allow them to share knowledge and expertise. Read more