IGF 2023 WS #203 Leveraging AI for food security and sustainable food systems

Organizer 1: Veronica Piccolo, Internet Society Youth Standing Group
Organizer 2: hi hi, hi
Organizer 3: Nicolas Fiumarelli, 🔒Youth IGF Uruguay
Organizer 4: ANTHONIA DZIKUNU, Youth Action Movement Ghana(YAM)
Organizer 5: James Amattey, Norenson IT
Organizer 6: Afanwi Caesia Akoh , Youth IGF Cameroon
Organizer 7: Enjei Mbah, African Leaders Malaria Alliance
Organizer 8: Marjorie Mudi Gege, Emerge Africa

Speaker 1: Kimik Murat , Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: hi hi, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 3: Tcheutchoua Romuald , Civil Society, Eastern European Group
Speaker 4: Denise Leal, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 5: Marjorie Mudi Gege, Civil Society, African Group


Enjei Mbah, Civil Society, African Group

Online Moderator

James Amattey, Technical Community, African Group


Afanwi Caesia Akoh , Civil Society, African Group


Birds of a Feather - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

1. Is food security achievable?
2. Can a sustainable agrifood system assure food security?
3. Should Global food security be dependent on AI?

What will participants gain from attending this session? 1. Know about food security and its aspects
2. Know the resent trend in food, agriculture and malnutrition
3. The place of AI in food security
4.Technicalities of AI and its benefits for food security and agrifood systems.


Many food systems especially in developing countries suffer losses due to lack of a robust technological set-up. Meteorological stations are hardly functional and normal farm practices are still manual, preventing growth and scaling up of production. Last year, a cooperative in Cameroon lost more than 500ha of its maize field to a drought spell which should not be the case with the numerous tools and technological advancements aimed at helping cultivators produce optimum yields. Many local farmers in developing countries have no experience of how much AI and technology can facilitate farm management and ensure optimum yield. Educating the masses and ensuring collaborations to achieve better results will sustainably boost food security across nations and agrifood systems.

Expected Outcomes

1. A publication in any related journals.
2. Follow-up processes and research for implementation.
3. Project proposals on training rural communities on AI for food security and optimal crop yield amidst the climate crises.

Hybrid Format: • All speakers and the organizing team, will be at the venue 10-15 minutes before time.
• The first 10 minutes will be used to settle the speakers, and for technical verifications.
• The online moderator will admit online attendees while the onsite attendees enter the hall.
• The onsite moderator will open the floor for 5 minutes with some words of welcome to the speakers and attendees,
• Also, a google document will be created for online attendees
• Each of the 4 speakers will be given 5 minutes each to present (20 minutes total).
• Their presentations will be based on the stakeholder groups they represent in relation to the topic.
• Questions and answers will be for 20 minutes The online moderator will communicate with the onsite moderator
• The last 5 minutes will be used for key takeaways, closing remarks.