Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation within DFID’s Agriculture Programmes

IMC is leading a consortium to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the digital innovations within DFID’s agricultural programming. The study includes the cataloguing of existing digital tools and digitally enabled innovation being used in DFID’s agricultural portfolio in Africa and Asia and developing a series of Digital Agriculture Country Studies to recommend ways DFID can maximise opportunities from digital and innovation in its programming.

IMC Worldwide has been commissioned by DFID to undertake a Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation within DFID’s agriculture programmes.

DFID’s 2018 Digital Strategy aims to establish DFID as a global leader in the use of digital technology for development to have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people and delivering on the Global Goals, particularly for those at risk of being left behind.

Many of DFID’s agriculture programmes are already taking innovative steps in applying digital technology but no deep analysis of their full range within the portfolio has yet been undertaken.

The study has two workstreams. First, to carry out a detailed, catalogued overview, arranged by typology, of how digital tools and digitally enabled innovations are currently used within DFID’s portfolio of agriculture investments in Africa and Asia. Second, to undertake a deeper dive into five to six countries to develop a series of Digital Agriculture Country Case Studies (DACS) with practical recommendations for how DFID programmes can maximise opportunities from digital and innovation in their agriculture and related programmes.

The findings from workstream two will be made available (subject to redaction of sensitive material) by DFID as part of tender documents in the upcoming Research, Evidence, Advisory Facility for Digital and Innovation in agriculture (READI) programme procurement.

Project Name

Deep Dive Study on Digital Innovation within DFID’s Agriculture Programmes

Client

UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Focus areas
contact person

Anthony Way

Senior Technical Director, Inclusive Growth

anthony.way@imcworldwide.com
last updated

July 15, 2019