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Scaling up ICT innovations for CSA

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Scaling up ICT innovations for CSA

  1. 1. Scaling up ICT innovations for CSA Rasoanindrainy Andrianjafy (Andry) Farming & Technology for Africa AEW 2017 – Durban – South Africa
  2. 2. ICT today ICT is everywhere around us
  3. 3. ICT today Lot of contents produced, utilised and shared Credit: Infographic by Go-Gulf Web Design Company
  4. 4. ICT in Africa • Radio penetration: 75%+ of households (Unesco) • Mobile phone penetration rate: 43% (GSMA) • Mobile Internet penetration: 26% (GSMA) • Internet penetration rate: 31% (Internet Society) • Internet users: 10% (Internet Society) – Some African countries are advanced (users more than 50%): South Africa, Tunisia, Seychelles, Mauritius, Kenya – Some are still lagging behind: (less than 10%): Burundi, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Comoros, Congo, DRC, Erithrea, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Somalia, Tchad Some Stats about ICT in Africa
  5. 5. ICT in Africa Imaging extensionists using these potentionals 75% Households 43% Users
  6. 6. ICT in Africa Imaging extensionists using these potentionals 31% Penetration 10% Users
  7. 7. ICT in Africa Imaging extensionists using these potentionals There is huge potential. Infrastructure is there. We are already using lot ICT. We are already consuming lot of ICT products, but …
  8. 8. ICT in Africa Infrastructure is there, people are using ICT but … How are we using these potentials ?
  9. 9. ICT innovation What type of innovation ?
  10. 10. ICT in Agricultural Extension A range of tools available Individual Mass Mass Individual Knowledge & Experience dissemination, sharing, exchange …
  11. 11. ICT in Agricultural Extension The need to cover the last miles 2 km 10 km 40 km
  12. 12. ICT in Agricultural Extension The need to fill the HR gap 2000 – 3000 farmers / extenionist
  13. 13. ICT in Agricultural Extension Gender neutrality of ICT
  14. 14. Why ICT for CSA in particular ? CSA complexity
  15. 15. What does it take to scale up these innovations ? To conclude, we need • To change our strategy, think « more effective and efficient » • To involve more young folks in AEAS • To exploit existing infrastructures • To disseminate and value existing contents, apps and tools • To create and disseminate more contents It’s easier than what we think
  16. 16. What does it take to scale up these innovations ? It’s easier than what we use to think Thank you ! for promoting the Use of ICT In RAS

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