The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil participated, on Thursday, October 28, in the II National Symposium on Digital Family Agriculture, an event that focused on technology solutions and training for farmers so they can face the challenges of digital inclusion in the field. The event promoted round tables on the adaptation needs of small and medium-sized rural production to technological innovations as a tool for sustainable and inclusive rural development, adding value and digital inclusion.
Joelcio Carvalho, Project Officer at the WFP Centre of Excellence, moderated a panel on data and communication for development. “Agricultural activity has been heavily affected by the intensification of climate change and the pandemic. Bringing solutions to those who produce the food we eat is fundamental”, said Joelcio Carvalho. “Family farmers are important actors in the process of transforming food systems and their inclusion in digitization processes will bring a paradigm shift, expanding access to markets, better ways of producing and positively impacting the 2030 Agenda”, added Joelcio Carvalho.
The panel was attended by Carlise Schneider and Ada Cristina Machado da Silveira, from the University of Santa Maria, and Fábio Mosso Moreira, from the Federal University of Florianópolis. Three other panels addressed digital media for a changing rural world, biodiversity and digital family farming, and digital inclusion and institutional markets. The panels included the participation of researchers, representatives of the private sector and international entities. Learn more here.