The Malabo Montpellier Panel report Byte by byte: policy innovation for transforming Africa’s food system with digital technologies examines what seven African countries at the forefront of progress on digitalization of the agriculture sector have done right, from apps such as FarmCrowdy and FarmDrive using Big Data to help farmers access loans to Rwanda’s construction of Kigali Innovation City, a $2 billion digital transformation hub that will connect universities, technology companies, and young entrepreneurs across Africa.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- New study examines how nutrition policy ideas of multisectoral approaches to reduce stunting have been transferred from international realms to Zambian national policy processes.
- Alive & Thrive, UNICEF, and a global network of experts in infant and young child feeding (IYCF) have developed a free e-learning course on “Investing in Child Nutrition.”
- Simon N. Groot of the Netherlands will receive the 2019 World Food Prize for his work benefitting hundreds of millions of consumers with greater access to nutritious vegetables for healthy diets.