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Digital Agriculture For Smallholder Farmers

Agri input digitalization solutions for SHFs (DASB)

• Course Pitch
In this course the agriculture input segment of the SmallHolder Farmer Agriculture will be covered. The course is designed around understanding the importance of crop choice and agri-input choice in ensuring optimal productivity for the smallholder farmers agricultural operations is address.

Specifically, this course covers:
-->Crop and variety choice decision process and the role of digitalization with case examples
-->Nutrition and seed procurements process and the role of digitalization with case examples
-->Crop management process and the role of digitalization with case examples
-->Discussion of the business models that are scaling with agricultural input marketplace solutions

• Content & Assessment Guidelines
Please review the course outline below to set your expectations related to the content & certificate assessment needs for the course. You can complete the assessment and download Agribusiness Academy completion certificate. You can expect to complete this course and certification assessment in about 3-5 hours. We wish you a lot of success with the course/pathway and very sure that it will help you gain more clarity and execution confidence towards your outcome.

• Course & the Pathway Connection
This course can be pursued independently or as part of “Digital Agriculture for SmallHolder Farmers” learning & reflection pathway. The pathway is designed to understand how digitalisation in smallholder farmer value chains (starting from pre-production all the way to retail & consumers) is impacting their decision making capacity and productivity. The 5-courses in the pathway cover the hardware and digital innovations that are being deployed from crop choice, agri-input procurement, production management, crop health management, nutrition management, harvest & post-harvest management. If you choose to enroll in the pathway, you'll have the option to receive an extra certificate upon completing the reflection exercise for the pathway. Enrolling to the pathway also gives you access to our facilitators via the AA Slack channel. You can review and enroll to the full pathway by following this link: https://lms.agribusiness.academy/catalog/index/cat:178

• Contact
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  • Introduction
  • About this session
  • 1. Course or Module Outline [04:18]
  • Part 1 - Crop and Variety Choice
  • 2. Understanding Crop and Variety Choice [08:25]
  • 3. Case studies - Crop and Variety choice decision support [06:17]
  • Part 2 - Soil Nutrition and Seed procurement
  • 4. Understanding Soil nutrition and Seed Procurement [06:59]
  • 5. Case study - Agrostar [01:53]
  • Part 3 - Crop Management
  • 6. Understanding Crop Management [04:52]
  • 7. Case study - Geokrishi [03:36]
  • Part 4 - Case studies
  • 8. Case studies - Agri input marketplace business models [08:10]
  • 9. Mapping digital technologies with requirement of infrastructure [03:51]
  • Key Takeaways
  • 10. Key Takeaways [05:04]
  • References and Quiz
  • References
  • Quiz - Agri input digitalization solutions
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever