Inclusive Digital Agriculture

Making value chains work for farmers with disabilities

Smallholder farmers play a key role in food production globally, yet they face a number of challenges that have an impact on livelihoods, including poor access to services, markets and assets. For farmers with disabilities, there are even greater barriers to their inclusion in farming activities. While there is currently limited research on disability inclusion in the agricultural value chain, growing evidence shows that digital agriculture solutions can empower farmers with disabilities and support them as they engage in socio-economic activities.

This report provides evidence of the barriers facing farmers with disabilities in the agricultural value chain in low and middle-income countries, and explores opportunities to support disability inclusion in agriculture through digital tools including digital financial services.

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By Clara Aranda-Jan