Landscaping the Agritech Ecosystem for Smallholder Farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Loukos, Panos;
Arathoon, Leslie
Feb 2021
Escobar, Alejandro; Navajas, Sergio
Agriculture is an important source of employment in Latin America and the Caribbean. In rural areas, some 54.6 per cent of the labor force is engaged in agricultural production. Although much of the region shares the same language and cultural heritage, the structure and scale of the agriculture sector varies significantly from country to country.

Based on the review of 131 digital agriculture tools, this report, prepared by GSMA and IDB Lab, provides a market mapping and landscape analysis of the most prominent cases of digital disruption. It highlights some of the major trends observed in five digital agriculture use cases, identifies opportunities for digital interventions and concludes with recommendations for future engagement that could deliver long-term, sustainable economic and social benefits for smallholder farmers.