Workshop: Reimagining opportunities for ICT-driven innovation in agriculture and its transformative potential for rice smallholders

Speaker presentations

Read the workshop summary here and watch the workshop recording on SRP’s YouTube Channel.

Workshop Day 1

Keynote Address: Innovation, Technology and rice-based agrifood systems: Post-pandemic scenarios

Speaker: Dr. Arjumand Nizami - Country Director, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Pakistan

Overview of Climate Smart Rice project in Myanmar and use of ICTs

Speaker: Rakesh Munankami - Project Manager, Myanmar CSR Project, Helvetas Myanmar

Reimagining opportunities for geo-ICT driven innovation in agriculture and its transformative potential for rice smallholders

Speaker: Ruud Grim - Senior Advisor & Coordinator, G4AW, Netherlands Space Agency

Reducing GHG emissions from agriculture at scale by empowering and incentivizing smallholder farmers

Speaker: Ashu Sikri - Product Strategist, Digital Green

Implementing mobile-based behavior change campaigns and remote training to meaningfully engage rural populations in climate smart agriculture

Speaker: Sadman Sadek - Country Manager, Viamo Bangladesh

Leveraging evidence-based mobile phone communications to improve farmer productivity and environmental resilience in Odisha, India

Speaker: Otini Mpinganjira - Program Lead, Precision Agriculture for Development, PAD

RIMS - Rice Information Management System

Speaker: Peter Fröhlich - CEO, AgriCircle

Workshop Day 2

SRP M&E efforts and use of smart-phone applications

Speaker: Keith Jones - SRP Board member and Chair, SRP M&E Committee

ICTs to drive sustainable rice VSs in the Pakistan Water Productivity Project

Speaker: Zafar Iqbal - Manager Sustainability, Rice Partners Pvt Ltd, RPL

Mantle Labs: Unlocking agronomy, financial services and carbon markets for smallholders

Speaker: Rishikesh Sapre - Director, Mantle Labs

Developing a digital knowledge management and adaptive learning system for sustainable rice landscapes

Speakers: Beau Damen - Natural Resources Officer - Climate Change and Bioenergy, FAO & Satish Nagaraji - Senior Manager – Digital Agriculture (M&E & Tools, ICRISAT).

New smartphone based tools for M&E and performance assessment relevant for the rice sector

Speaker: Kazuki Saito - Sustainable Farming Systems Flagship project leader, AfricaRice

Click here to read the workshop summary.