On November 29-30, the next economic meeting dedicated to “Innovative and digital approaches to the development of the agro-industrial complex of Tajikistan” was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Today, many countries around the world are introducing the possibilities of using digital technologies to accelerate and increase innovative ideas with a high potential impact on food and agriculture, turning digital solutions and services into global public goods. Great emphasis is placed on the introduction of existing and advanced technologies, the development and expansion of new services, tools and approaches to empower rural households and stimulate youth entrepreneurship in the field of food and agriculture.
Why is digital agriculture so important? According to the analysis conducted by FAO, agriculture and food production are undergoing transformations under the influence of digital technologies, their ubiquity, portability and mobility. In the agricultural and food sectors, the spread of mobile technologies improves access to information for small farms, which allows to increase production and productivity, optimize the supply chain and reduce transaction costs.
Considering the above, the organization of an economic meeting by the TRIGGER II GIZ program is timely and relevant. It should be noted that the level of organization of the event is at a high level.
This economic meeting was attended by representatives of the public sector, international organizations, and civil society. The first day of the meeting was devoted to the issues of Innovation and digitalization in Tajikistan, which is one of the important problems of the agro-industrial complex of our country. The problems related to state concepts and strategic documents on the development of the digital economy were also touched upon, the need of the agro-industrial complex for digitalization was voiced, a very interesting speech touched upon the development of Artificial intelligence in Tajikistan and its application in the agricultural sector, how to use innovations and digitalization in the agro-industrial complex. All these issues are urgent, and give a good help to the development of the digital economy in Tajikistan as a whole.
The second day of the meeting was dedicated to the International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. In the context of new challenges and threats faced by the whole world, the key theme of the second day of the meeting was devoted to the role of women entrepreneurs in the development of innovation and digitalization of the agro-industrial complex, which is becoming particularly relevant in our difficult time.
The program of the economic meeting was based on a platform approach, which allowed to systematize the areas of discussion devoted to the discussion of the mission of women in the formation and development of entrepreneurship, economic development and digitalization, facilitating access to finance, creating innovative businesses and implementing social transformations.
The business program of the meeting included plenary sessions with the participation of women entrepreneurs of the Republic of Tatarstan, international organizations, discussion platforms, public-private and business dialogues, as well as networking among women entrepreneurs.
The second day of the economic forum brought together initiative and active women of Tajikistan, created a convenient platform uniting women leaders to discuss the role of women’s entrepreneurship in the modern world and develop common approaches to solving problems.
Young startup girls from the PEM consulting program were invited, who got acquainted with illustrative examples of women entrepreneurs’ businesses, received inspiring advice and parting words on the development of their business ideas, further development of entrepreneurial activity.