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AgriFoodTech's Value (MP)

Dynamics of digital agriculture (AFTB)

• Course Pitch :
Welcome to the course dynamics of digital agriculture. As we are witnessing a great flush of digital technologies into the Agribusiness value chain (starting from Agriculture Inputs, Agriculture production, Aggregation, Retailing and Consumption) it is important for us to understand the economics and consumer side benefits of these technologies.

Dr. Steven Sonka, a renowned agriculture economist with more than 3 decades of research and consulting focus on agritech interventions and their adoption. Through this course, he shares his expertise and experience on how different technologies are adopted and how technology adoption changes the dynamics of the value chains. Specifically, the emphasis will be on how technology changes the decision-making, productivity, incentives for the value chain players. Also, how these dynamics influence the consumer side elements such as pricing, quality, safety & transparency.

The course will end with a nice discussion between Dr. Steven Sonka and Dr. Vijayender Nalla addressing critical questions around the changing economics, people and sustainability dynamics in the value chain.

• 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 “AgriFoodTech's Value" learning & reflection pathway. The pathway is designed to highlight technological advancements within agricultural value chains that can improve decision-making capabilities and increase profitability for the value chain players. The pathway covers various aspects of business model design essential for agrifoodtech innovations to gain adoption and scale within agrifood value chains. You have the option to enroll in this course either as a standalone individual course or as part of the comprehensive "AgriFoodTech's Value" learning pathway and get access to this course alongside 12 other courses. 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:182

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  • introduction
  • What to expect in this learning product sample
  • Learning Outcomes sample
  • Part 1: Video presentation
  • 1. Beyond Big Data - Review [05:19]
  • 2. Food system and Digital Ag [06:41]
  • 3. Digital technologies connecting the sector [07:07]
  • 4. Lessons from technology innovation [06:21]
  • 5. Economics of data.mp4 [08:08]
  • 6. Societal interests pushing for adoption of technologies [07:04]
  • 7. Surprise of technology [04:37]
  • Part 2: Discussion
  • 8. Having vs Using data [09:08]
  • 9. Technology people merging with Agriculture [05:45]
  • 10. Technology with business model [07:47]
  • Related Reading
  • How To Approach Data Ownership In AgTech?
  • European data-driven AgTech startups
  • Digital Technologies in adoption, value added and overview
  • Research Downloads
  • IT in Agribusiness - Stanford whitepaper
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Dynamics of Digital Agriculture - Quiz
  • Thank you & follow up
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever