Uncertain impacts of new technologies: the case of digital agriculture and blockchains

Lemeilleur Sylvaine, Maître d'Hôtel Elodie, Lepiller Olivier, Hobeika Alexandre. 2019. Uncertain impacts of new technologies: the case of digital agriculture and blockchains. In : Food systems at risk. New trends and challenges. Dury Sandrine (ed.), Bendjebbar Pauline (ed), Hainzelin Etienne (ed.), Giordano Thierry (ed.), Bricas Nicolas (ed.). Rome : CIRAD-FAO, pp. 91-94. ISBN 978-2-87614-751-5

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Abstract : Digital innovations are central to the transformation of food systems, from production and processing through to distribution. While they have the potential to enhance environmental and social sustainability across the value chain, they could also have disruptive effects on organisations and come with huge uncertainties in terms of access to these technologies, working conditions ('Uberisation') and governance. This chapter aims to briefly address the challenges associated with the diffusion of these technologies in developing countries. We focus on the examples of digital agriculture and blockchains.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Agriculture, Informatique, Technologies de l'information et de la communication, Adoption de l'innovation, Condition de travail, Pays en développement

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Sénégal, Nigéria, Ghana, Kenya

Mots-clés complémentaires : agriculture numérique, blockchain

Classification Agris : A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
U10 - Computer science, mathematics and statistics
E12 - Labour and employment

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