I am currently partnership facilitator and digital innovation adviser at the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), coordinating a collective action on inclusive digital agriculture. Previously, I worked for the Statistics Department of FAO in the FAO Data Lab and briefly collaborated with CTA and the World Bank on agricultural data policy issues. Before that, I had already worked extensively with FAO and GFAR  as project manager and convener, representing them in EC-funded projects on data infrastructures (agINFRABig Data Europe) and managing open data platforms in coordination with other global and regional actors, and later convening workshops and webinars on the issue of farmers' data rights and farmer-centric digital agriculture.

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GFAR Panel discussion at COP27
This year, food systems were for the first time recognized as a key issue at COP27, and for the first time FAO had a Pavilion there, sponsored together with the CGIAR and the Rockefeller Foundation. GFAR responded to the FAO/CGIAR Pavilion call for side event proposals, and the proposed panel discussion on “Inclusive climate-smart digital technologies: can/will small-scale farmers get on board?” was selected to be hosted at the Pavilion during the COP. The topic of the side event was proposed because the issue of how inclusive digital agriculture solutions are, which is at the center of the...
[Re-posted from the GFAR website] Partners in GFAR have started a Collective Action (CA) on Inclusive Digital Transformation of Agriculture (CAIDA). The first regional phase was launched in August 2021 in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The second regional phase is being launched now in Asia Pacific (AP), coordinated by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI). The kick-off workshop of the Asia Pacific Collective Action on Inclusive Digital Agriculture was held on 4 and 5 August 2022 in Bangkok, as a hybrid event.  Representatives of several...
[Reposted from the GFAR website] On 9/12/2022, at the KM4AgD final conference in Accra, FARA hosted the virtual launch of the GFAR-facilitated Inter-regional Task Force on Inclusive Digital Agriculture. Download the leaflet with the Task Force description and the list of initial members. Watch the video of the launch here After partners in GFAR started working on a Collective Action on Inclusive Digital Transformation of Agriculture, articulated in regional “chapters”, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) proposed to start working on inter-regional learning. A mix of...
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