Digital Technology and Agriculture Led Growth Fact Sheet
Date published: April 12, 2022
This factsheet explores the different ways USAID and its Bureau for Resilience and Food Security utilize digital technologies.
Digital tools can help achieve agriculture-led growth by improving the agricultural productivity, livelihoods, and overall market inclusion of smallholder farming families and others in the food system. Digital agriculture can support data-driven decision-making that levels the playing field and reduces asymmetric information throughout the market system. It can also incentivize and encourage greater involvement of youth in agriculture-led growth by engaging them through digital channels. Programs should account for the potential challenges and limitations as well as solutions and opportunities that digital agriculture services may offer.