We’re on a mission to make the agriculture sector more sustainable, fair, and climate resilient. Smallholder farmers are central to this mission. We’ve developed a number of applications, data analysis techniques, and practical resources to help smallholder farmers improve their livelihoods and achieve a living income. 

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We’re on a mission to make the agriculture sector more sustainable, fair, and climate resilient. Smallholder farmers are central to this mission. We’ve developed a number of applications, data analysis techniques, and practical resources to help smallholder farmers improve their livelihoods and achieve a living income. 

Want to know more? 

Get in touch
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Maximising the value of sustainability data

We need to fight for a fair and responsible agriculture sector. That means monitoring sustainability standards, eliminating risks in supply chains, and ensuring fair trade practices, including the prohibition of child labour.

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Creating a coordinated multi-sector approach

We need to work together to boost our impact. That means creating a coordinated multi-sector approach to sustainable agriculture, for example by creating national multi-stakeholder platforms and common indicator frameworks.

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Empowering smallholder farmers

We need to put farmers first in our mission to improve the sector.
Rather than simply collecting data from farmers, they need access to the information they need to make informed decisions on their crops and trade activities.

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How a data-driven approach can help

1. Maximising data use

A lot of sustainability data is collected, but most of its value is untapped due to limited capacity in data sharing, analysis, and use.

2. Sector wide collaboration

Strong data processes and tech infrastructure allow us to collaborate and drive multi-stakeholder initiatives.

3. Putting smallholder farmers first

Regardless of their tech literacy levels, resources, and contexts, smallholder farmers should have access to useful data for decision making.

Ebook: How to measure the income of smallholder farmers

A step-by-step guide for development professionals

Jildemarie Brouwer is Akvo’s global agriculture lead and data expert.

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Our ideas for a data-driven agriculture sector

We have 10+ years of experience designing and implementing data-driven solutions for our agriculture partners. Based on our expertise, we’ve developed a number of concepts for potential solutions that we believe could significantly boost impact.

Farmer feedback system

1. Farmer feedback system

Do you want to use data and technology to boost the impact of your agriculture programme?