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Digital Agriculture For Smallholder Farmers

Innovative Harvest and Post Harvest Solutions for SmallHolder Farmer Operations (DASD)

• Course Pitch
This course addresses the importance of harvest & post-harvest management to be able to access the right buyers and optimise profitability. The role of digital technologies in ensuring that harvest timing and management is aligned with the buyers needs & expectations. Also, the role of digital technologies in ensuring right market linkages is addressed as a part of this course.
Specifically, the course covers:
-->Market linkage solutions disintermediating agricultural commodities with examples
-->Market linkage solutions disintermediating horticulture products with examples
-->Farmer to consumer models with case examples
-->Summary of the role of market linkage solutions and their effectiveness in enhancing profitability for SHF

• 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

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  • Review and Introduction
  • About this session
  • 1. Course or Module Introduction [04:07]
  • Market Linkage solutions disintermediating commodity value chains
  • 2. Market linkage solutions disintermediating commodity value chains [08:32]
  • Market linkage solutions disintermediating horticulture value chains
  • 3. Agrowave [07:08]
  • 4. Freshket [03:07]
  • Farmer to consumer models for SHFs
  • 5. Farmer to consumer models for SHFs [04:41]
  • Marketplace solutions and SHF profitability
  • 6. Different market side models for SHFs [04:18]
  • 7. Benefits and challenges of digital market side models for SHFs [03:36]
  • Infrastructure requirement
  • 8. Mapping digital market models with required infrastructure [02:33]
  • Key Takeaways and references
  • 9. Key takeaways [02:21]
  • QUiz
  • References
  • Quiz : Innovative Harvest and Post Harvest Solutions
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever