Harnessing Artificial Intelligence in Rural Advisory Services

Watch the insights from a GFRAS Webinar where Francois Rossouw and Andre Strauss from the Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai) share their experiences on a solution they developed aimed to combine Artificial Intelligence and advisory services to support extension officers and farmers in advancing their goals and promoting thriving rural communities. Archana Karanam, from Digital Green, also shared their experiences with integrating extension and artificial intelligence.

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