Ask Me Anything: Action-led Research for Smallholder Farming in Southeast Asia



To increase the application of research in agriculture value chains, Grow Asia is committed to helping researchers build products and pioneer innovative ways of working that put user needs at the center of the design process. We hope to catalyze scalable, applied, collaborative, pre-competitive research that will support the transition towards more sustainable food systems in the region.

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources. CGIAR consists of a global network of 15 research centers, including the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), WorldFish, and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Southeast Asia. CGIAR recently announced their 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy (“One CGIAR”) which will provide an opportunity for CGIAR to shape a stronger, more coherent and relevant science agenda for today’s dynamic world. One of the key ways that this strategy will be implemented is through leveraging the digital agriculture revolution currently underway.


In the second session of Grow Asia’s Digital Learning Series for 2021, we will provides an opportunity for startups and agribusinesses in the Southeast Asia AgriTech ecosystem to learn more about CGIAR’s existing digital work. Participants will be broken into breakout rooms for open discussions with CGIAR researchers on how the private sector and researchers can collaborate more effectively to scale up these digital agriculture solutions.


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