We'll be hosting our first webinar in collaboration with Nigerian partners around how to enable the agriculture ecosystem to serve its farmers better. We’ll share more information soon.
Sankalp Africa Summit 2023
Sprout team members participated as thought leaders and panelists at the Sankalp Africa Summit. The Sankalp Africa Summit is an event that catalyzes collaborations across the entrepreneurial ecosystem to sustainably solve global challenges.Sprout ran a session “It takes a digital village to improve smallholders’ productivity and resilience”. The session was moderated by Sprout Lead, Kristin Peterson.
Ritika Sood, Sprout Partnerships Lead also took part in the “Is GMO the answer to food security for sub-Saharan Africa?” panel discussion. The discussion focused on evidence-based insights, creating sensitization and passing knowledge on the pros and cons of adopting genetically modified food products (GMOs) in Kenya and potentially across sub-Saharan Africa. The session also touched on key issues of public concern on GMOs related to health safety, crop production, hybrid emergence, productivity, profitability, environmental impact, smallholder vulnerability, and sustainability of indigenous crops in context to GMOs. You can read the blog by AgFunder- for more details.
Ethiopia Digital transformation workshop
Sprout organized a workshop in Ethiopia on March 6th, which brought together various public and private sector partners involved in Ethiopia's digital agriculture practices. The primary objective of the workshop was to build awareness about Sprout, and engage partners, including content creators and Farmer Facing Organizations (FFOs). The workshop provided a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the latest developments in digital agriculture and discuss the challenges and opportunities its presents. The event also emphasized the importance of partnerships between the public and private sector to achieve sustainable development in the agricultural sector. The workshop was well attended by representatives from the Ethiopia Agriculture Transformation Institute, Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture, Mercy Corps AgriFin, Mercy Corps Ethiopia, farmer facing organizations such as Hello Tractor, Hello Erf, Digital Green and others from the Ethiopia Ecosystem, and other Non-governmental Organizations in Ethiopia.