• Digital agriculture report: Rural e-commerce development experience from China

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    Year of publications: 2021
    Place of publication: Rome, Italy
    Pages: #64 p.
    ISBN: 978-92-5-134510-8
    Author: FAO and ZJU
    By Country/Territory: China
    Publisher: FAO, ZJU
    Agrovoc: agrifood systems; electronic commerce; rural development; business enterprises; development plans; China

    Abstract:This publication, produced by FAO and Zhejiang University, examines how rural e-commerce could advance the digital transformation of agri-food systems, including increasing production efficiency, expanding farmers’ market access, improving poverty alleviation, fostering agricultural entrepreneurship, and attracting young generations back to their villages for economic revival and rural revitalization.

    It is highlighted that an enabling ecosystem with favourable government policies and strategies, public-private partnerships and innovative business models is of great importance to accelerate the development of rural areas in China, and generate larger economic, social and environmental impacts. As the largest developing country in the world, the experience of digital agriculture transformation in China could be shared with other developing countries.

    The report also discusses some of the challenges encountered and lessons learned during the development of rural e-commerce, as well as the proposals for the way forward.

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    FAO and ZJU. 2021. Digital agriculture report: Rural e-commerce development experience from China. Rome

  • Digital Agriculture Forum Highlights

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    Year of publications: 2021
    Place of publication: Rome, Italy
    Pages: #38 p.
    ISBN: 978-92-5-135272-4
    Author: FAO and ZJU
    By Country/Territory:China
    Publisher: FAO, ZJU
    Agrovoc :digital agriculture, agriculture innovation, agrifood systems; digital transformation; innovation models.

    Abstract:The report is a summary of the main points addressed and conclusions formulated during the annual Digital Agriculture Forum (DAF) 2020 which was co-organized by FAO and Zhejiang University on 5-6 December 2020. The Forum aims to foster an enabling ecosystem to accelerate the digital transformation of agrifood systems through leveraging on innovative business models and digital solutions, and enhancing knowledge exchanges in digital agriculture policies and practices with multi-stakeholders from around the world. The Highlights Report discussed the opportunities, challenges and achievements presented as well as the relevant ecomonic, social and environmental impact generated in the process of digital transformation of agrifood systems.

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    FAO and Zhejiang University. 2021. Digital Agriculture Forum: Highlights. Hangzhou, China, 5–6 December 2020. Rome.

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