IITA focuses on integrated digital tools for accelerating agricultural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa
IITA has been at the forefront of using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for research management and knowledge sharing, including extension, scaling out, e-learning, collaboration, and agricultural services enhancement.
Recently, ICTs have fast emerged as frontline tools for transforming agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Governments, developmental organizations, and the donor community are increasingly depending on ICTs to unleash the potential of rural economies and bridge agricultural value chains for enhanced profitability.
According to Alfred Dixon, Director, Development and Delivery, “IITA believes that sharing and delivery of knowledge and products for adoption by intended end-users using digital platforms are critical to achieve research and development outcomes.” Dixon, along with Lava Kumar, leads the Working Group on Digital Delivery in IITA.