DIGITAL AGRI HUB

DIGITAL AGRI HUB

Digital Transformation in Agriculture is one of NABs working groups working on tracking and monitoring digital services and solutions for smallholder farmers in developing countries. Wageningen University is in the lead of the project and NAB joined the consortium to provide an investment lens and enhance a link between Agtech service providers and investors. 

This project, led by WUR with the NAB, GSMA and Grameen Foundation, has been mandated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UK’s FCDO and USAID to build a platform to monitor solutions for digital agriculture, provide data, insights and impact metrics to help focus investments towards agricultural transformation in low- and middle-income countries.  

 

The Digital Agri Hub will act as multi-actor knowledge and matchmaking platform to contribute with inclusive digital solutions for development and a unique perspective towards scaling up and investing in digital agrIculture innovations.

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NAB'S INVOLVEMENT

The NAB joined the consortium to provide an investment lens and enhance a link between Agtech service providers and investors. The NAB contributes to WS3 “Ecosystem Coordination & Convening”​​ and WS4 “Advisory & Capacity Building​​".

The NAB is involved in mapping out and identification of the existing ecosystem of impact investors and their interest in the D4Ag sector​​. This mapping aims to assess:​​ 1) If the platform is needed and what attributes it should have​​ and 2) the investors’ willingness to contribute.

METHODOLOGY

FINDINGS

To be released.​

FUTURE STEPS

ON GOING PROCESS - Continue mapping relevant investors​

ON GOING PROCESS - Continuing to perform more interviews to (1) gain additional insights and global geographic outreacg (2) assess areas of need for training, workshops and educational events​

OCTOBER 2021 - Prepare case studies on successful stories​

OCTOBER 2021 - Analyse existing partner finding tools