In 2019, FORAGRO (the Forum of the Americas for Agricultural Research and Technological Development) made a call for a virtual dialogue to analyze collaboratively and agree on the priorities that should be incorporated into the hemispheric RDI agenda, to achieve an inclusive and equitable use of digital agriculture, that leaves no one behind.
The consultation took place over a 3-week period (September 16 – October 6) through virtual means. Interested participants requested registration through a Google Groups platform. As input for the discussions, the FORAGRO Executive Secretariat made available to the participants a brief technical note with background information on the subject (available at http://www.foragro.org/en/documentos/technical-brief-notes-digital-agriculture-challenges-andopportunities).
The report gives a granular overview of findings grouped under several categories: very briefly, the main findings were that efforts are required by all actors, both public and private, to overcome the connectivity gaps, meet the need for appropriate digital developments for different types of producers in different regions, improve clarity in the regulation information privacy, and strengthen the capacities of producers, of other actors in agricultural chains and of agricultural support services, to develop and take advantage of options based on digital technologies.