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Food systems and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean N° 18: Digitalising agriculture for an inclusive transformation of rural societies

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Food systems and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean N° 18: Digitalising agriculture for an inclusive transformation of rural societies

Autor institucional: FAO-NU. CEPAL Physical Description: 19 páginas. Editorial: ECLAC Date: May 2021

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The digitalisation of agrifood systems has made progress; still, it remains a pending topic in the region, especially among smaller producers and traders in rural areas. Accelerating the digitalisation process is not an easy task. To begin with, there is an urgent need to improve the environment in which these technologies are developed and implemented. This requires a state policy that fosters dialogue and collaboration between civil organisations and the public and private sectors, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that the benefits of digitalisation reach everyone, in particular smaller producers and traders and those living in isolated rural areas.