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Future of Food: Harnessing Digital Technologies to Improve Food System Outcomes

dc.contributor.author World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-22T19:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-22T19:32:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.description.abstract Digital technologies have significant potential to improve efficiency, equity, and environmental sustainability in the food system. A range of digital technologies are already leading to: better informed and engaged consumers and producers, smarter farms, and improved public services. Adoption of digital technologies varies significantly across countries, with lower current adoption rates in low-income countries. Increasing adoption will require addressing supply-side factors, such as rural network coverage and availability of digital applications, and demand-side factors, including skills and knowledge, trust, affordability, and complementary investments. While digital technologies have significant potential they also pose several risks that need to be addressed including: an overconcentration of service provider market power; lack of data privacy; exclusion; and cybersecurity breaches. These risks cut across all segments of the economy, including the food system. In addition, digital technologies should not be viewed as a panacea. Other investments are needed to address the multiple constraints farmers face and to realize the potential benefits of digital technologies. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/941601554962010560/Future-of-Food-Harnessing-Digital-Technologies-to-Improve-Food-System-Outcomes
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31565
dc.language English
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
dc.subject SUPPLY CHAIN
dc.subject DIGITAL LEDGER TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
dc.subject E-GOVERNMENT
dc.subject MOBILE BANKING
dc.title Future of Food en
dc.title.subtitle Harnessing Digital Technologies to Improve Food System Outcomes en
dc.type Report en
dc.type Rapport fr
dc.type Informe es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crossref.title Future of Food
okr.date.disclosure 2019-04-11
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Working Paper
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/941601554962010560/Future-of-Food-Harnessing-Digital-Technologies-to-Improve-Food-System-Outcomes
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/31565
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 090224b086b7f61d_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 30975654
okr.identifier.report 136012
okr.imported true en
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/941601554962010560/pdf/Future-of-Food-Harnessing-Digital-Technologies-to-Improve-Food-System-Outcomes.pdf en
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Extension
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Knowledge & Information Systems
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Sector Economics
okr.topic Agriculture :: Food Security
okr.topic Information and Communication Technologies :: Information Technology
okr.unit Agriculture - GP (GFADR)
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