The Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit is honoured to welcome Qu Dongyu, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to deliver his Keynote Address: ‘Addressing the Digital Divide in Global Agri-Food Systems’

In his address, which frames so many of the shared goals of the summit and its high profile audience of major food brands and agribusinesses, technology innovators, investors and government agencies, Qu Dongyu outlines the key drivers of digital transformation in agriculture and the activities being co-ordinated at the FAO to support this objective.

New developments coming from innovation and especially digital technologies are creating unprecedented opportunities to move towards an agricultural sector that produces more with less. A sector that needs less water, less land and less energy.”

“Our goal is to reduce the digital divide in agri-food systems, so that even small-scale farmers can benefit from the digital revolution in the rural areas. FAO works for truly inclusive food systems and that no one is left behind in the digital age. This is the way to combat poverty and eliminate hunger.”

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