In many parts of the world, agricultural productivity has soared due to the use of innovation, new technologies, mechanisation, and the increased use of fertilizers and pesticides. Unfortunately, increased productivity has often taken priority over sustainability, working conditions, and a commitment to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The situation has been exacerbated by government policies focused on maximum output, and the demands of international trade. Negative outcomes include a broad range of environmental harms, such as topsoil depletion, groundwater contamination, air pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions. Other challenges include the decline of family farms, and the neglect of the living and working conditions of farm labourers. There are also systemic challenges such as new threats to human health and safety due to the spread of new pathogens, the economic concentration of food and agricultural industries in the hands of a small number of multinational megacorporations, and the disintegration of rural communities. The resilience of agriculture and food systems is of ever-increasing importance due to the growing threat of global climate change, political instabilities and other unpredictable challenges. Any attempt to create sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems must consider environmental health, economic profitability and social equity.
eWorldwide Group partners with leading agriculture solution providers and world-class academic institutions to deliver services and solutions for resilient food systems and agriculture throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We work throughout the agriculture value chain and ecosystem, creating highly localised solutions focused on sustainability, resilience and inclusion for all. In particular, we work to empower micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) operated by, and or employing women, youth and people with disabilities.
Our solutions range from concept development to creating localized business models for MSMEs, to value chain analysis and market assessment, trade facilitation and the creation of market linkages, implementation of certified food quality standards and systems, the development of export strategies and the development of agribusiness investment plans. We also engage in digital capacity building for professionals and farmer-based organisations, building knowledge in crop management, smart irrigation, livestock, dairy and fisheries development and forestry management.
Creating and delivering effective solutions requires multi-sector stakeholder engagement, advocacy and mobilisation, capacity building and right skilling for the “Future of Work”, and transformation strategies and implementation roadmaps. It often also requires policy reforms, standards and compliance to be truly effective.
Examples of Our Work
Dr Fabio Vescovi, Airbus and Professor Salma Abbasi present the agriculture transformation design and implementation framework for the pilot project to the 1st Lady of Kebbi State, HE. Dr. Zainab ShinkafiBagudu and her team. London, UK.
Professor Abbasi presented eWorldwide Group’s SmartVillage4SDGs© model at the UN ESCAP Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP- IS) steering committee meeting. Professor Abbasi with ESCAP’s ICT Section Head and ITU Directors. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019. Side meeting with Airbus, Davina Egbuna and ITU, Ashish Narayan, reviewing the collaboration framework to deploy pilot agriculture transformation project for Bangladesh. Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr Fabio Vescovi, Airbus and Professor Salma Abbasi discuss the agriculture transformation model and implementation framework, along with potential impact for the SDGs with the Minister of ICT, Bangladesh, Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Policy Advisor, Anir Chaudhry, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019. The eWorldwide Group and Airbus share and discuss the agriculture transformation model with Mr. Houlin […]
eWorldwide Group and Airbus design and present an innovative model for leveraging space technology and SMART systems to transform the agriculture sector, while building resilient food systems and creatingdiverse jobs during WSIS 2019. Geneva, Switzerland.