The Importance of Broadband in Enabling Ecosystems that Contribute to Sustainable Agriculture

January 22, 2020

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The Importance of Broadband in Enabling Ecosystems that Contribute to Sustainable Agriculture

Broadband Infraco invites you to a Colloquial/Colloquium on the importance of Broadband for enabling Sustainable Food Supply with the objective to determine how, collectively, the players in the value chain can find solutions to common problems using technology.

Broadband Role in Agriculture

Nearly a billion people affected by hunger and malnutrition ought to have access to nutritious food as a basic human right. A majority of the 795 million undernourished population live in developing countries and rural areas. In fact, as the world population keeps growing, much more effort and innovation will be urgently needed to sustainably increase agricultural production, improve the global supply chain and decrease food losses.

We believe that broadband has a critical role to play in the accelerated efforts towards food security and has a vital role in enabling and extending an ecosystem of all the value chain players within the sector, enabling access to demand and supply, skills development and access to funding.

Broadband, therefore, ought to feature prominently in the drive for sustainable agriculture, specifically given that the sector is identified as one of the job drivers with the potential of creating close to 1 million new jobs by 2030. Generally, the constraint to Broadband rollout is the cost of the infrastructure, notwithstanding the benefits that can be gained from the investment.

Broadband Infraco invites you to a Colloquial/Colloquium on the importance of Broadband for enabling Sustainable Food Supply with the objective to determine how, collectively, the players in the value chain can find solutions to common problems using technology. This is at the back of our Phase 1A roll out of SA Connect and trying to make an impact out of the already existing broadband investments in the rural communities.

The Colloquium will include:

  • Producers of Agriculture (both Commercial & Subsistence farmers)
  • Agri Processors
  • Funders
  • Buyers
  • OEMs
  • Innovators in the sector.

Please join us, as we bring together various stakeholders to explore commercial and collaboration models that can best serve this Industry.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: 2 April 2020
Venue: Johannesburg Country Club
Time: 09h00 – 17h00

We look forward to your most favourable response and hosting you at the colloquium.

To confirm your participation kindly contact Ms. Tshegofatso Mokoma (+27 11 235 1613 or +27 81 487 4457) by 21st February 2020.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Broadband Has A Role To Play in Sustainable Agriculture

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