Smallholder farms account for one-third of the global food supply. However, smallholder farmers face many challenges that result in low productivity, unsustainable practices and low income. Unable to earn sufficiently from agriculture, many farmers stop investing in their farms, decrease production, or leave farming altogether to find other forms of work. This presents significant risks to supply. It is thus in the interest of all stakeholders to provide support to smallholder farmers to build a more resilient food supply chain.
Grow Asia's objective is to help smallholder farmers in ASEAN achieve greater prosperity and environmental sustainability. One way to do this is by driving the adoption of digital tools.
The Grow Asia Digital Learning Series brings together corporate leaders, AgriTech startups and ecosystem enablers to learn more about emerging technologies, as well as to uncover opportunities for scalable, impactful digital solutions that could be adopted by smallholder farmers.
A series of 6 events throughout the year covering topics such as Remote Sensing, Supply Chain Intelligence, Digital Payments, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Drones and Internet-of-Things (IoT).
Who should join
Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Farm Robotics, Mechanisation & Equipment
Internet of Things (IoT) & Sensing
Remote Sensing: Satellite Imaging
Traceability and Supply Chain Intelligence
Venture Capital Funds
Space for Agriculture in Southeast Asia
Geodata, converted to relevant information on climate, weather and hazards, can help food producers and other stakeholders in developing countries. These data can be used to generate information for customised and timely agricultural advice. The combination of improved mobile connectivity, new satellite services and private investments offers the opportunity for scaling up innovations to large-scale implementation and operations.
The third event in the Grow Asia Digital Learning Series will collaborate with Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) to bring their projects and learnings from the region to Singapore. G4AW is a programme by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the policy priorities for food security and water, which is executed by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).
There will be 11 projects presented out of the SE-Asia region, all of which use geodata in different ways. G4Indo aims to guarantee income of investments by smallholder food producers. Smallholder farmers in Bangladesh will benefit from GEOBIS’ as well as IDSS’ agricultural advice, and GEOPOTAO to prevent potato disease. In Vietnam, resilience of rice and coffee producing communities will be improved by Sat4Rice and GREENcoffee. In Indonesia, SMARTseeds will support farmers growing chilli, tomato and cucumber. Angkor Salad (Cambodia), Spice-Up (Indonesia), MYVAS4AGRI and SAM (Myanmar) provide agricultural advice to farmers. SAM (Myanmar) also provides financial services.
Join us on the 17 th to find out more about the projects and the innovative ways in which space can be used in agricultural applications.