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September 13th, 2019 / Farmers Review Africa

Microsoft is looking to collaborate with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture through its 4Afrika Initiative. The collaboration will support AGRA’s digital transformation as it works to improve food security for 30m farming households across 11 countries, including Ghana, by 2021.

This was announced at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Accra last month. Through the partnership, Microsoft and AGRA will explore uses of big data and artificial intelligence in enabling data-driven, precision farming that increases farm productivity and profitability.

It will also support farmers in adopting new technologies through digital training content, develop digital skills in agriculture through an internship program and support policy advocacy and government engagement around the design of national agriculture digitization strategies. Read more …