Digital Green Helps Solve Food System Challenges with Digital Technology

digital green mobile appDigital Green is a global non-profit development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. They partner with extension actors in developing countries to solve problems like market access, farmer training, and rural nutrition education using digital technology. Digital Green developers build cutting-edge software, such as mobile apps and online data collection and analysis, to benefit farmers worldwide.

After much success working in developing countries, Digital Green now seeks to partner with United States Cooperative Extension to pilot digital solutions in our local food systems. This is an exciting opportunity for Extension professionals looking for a strong partner to help implement local solutions through technology!

With sponsors like Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and a focus on grassroots change through Extension, Digital Green is poised to be fruitful partners with Extension in the US. All they need are your ideas, vision, and partnership!

Jennifer Cook, the Digital Green eXtension Fellow, is looking for your local ideas and wants to help you implement a pilot project, partnering with Digital Green to develop digital solutions in your local food system. “We want to help you and your community develop efficient and practical digital solutions. You know the local challenges in farm production, market access, nutrition, food waste, and education. A partnership with Digital Green can help you transform obstacles into solutions.”

The video below is a recorded webinar on this opportunity.

jennifer cookIf a project meets the above criteria, Digital Green will partner to develop, implement, and evaluate the pilot project. Total estimated costs are $100,000. A portion of the costs will be contributed by Digital Green, securing outside funding may be needed.

Interested? Get involved by participating in the Impact Collaborative and contact Jennifer Cook, < Jennifer.cook@colostate.edu> the Digital Green Fellow, to discuss the opportunity to pilot your ideas for digital solutions in your food system!

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