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Helping small-scale farmers access new technology

Small-scale farmers often face financial barriers to accessing emerging technologies that could accelerate their production. Through the research project Diversity by Design, researchers at the University of Ottawa are looking to understand what type of digital technologies can best serve small-scale farmers in an effort to help save costs and adopt only the technologies that suit their needs.

In partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and Microsoft Canada, the project coordinates virtual and in-person stakeholder consultations between farmers and technology developers, policy makers and researchers. The goal of the project is to support the diversification Canada’s agri-food industry by investigating what technical and policy changes are needed for widespread technology implementation and integration across the sector.

For more information, visit the University of Ottawa.