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AfDB’s Fregene on how big data can drive the future of Africa’s agriculture

Conventional approaches to food production are no longer able to keep up with Africa’s fast-growing food demands and the impact of climate change on agriculture. That’s according to Martin Fregene, Director for Agriculture and Agro-industry at the African Development Bank. Dr Martin Fregene also says the future of agriculture is data-enabled. He joins CNBC Africa for this conversation ahead of the AfDB’s high-level dialogue with African leaders where they will explore ways to scale up successful innovations in the sector.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:23:45 GMT

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