THE United Nations (UN) has applauded Zambia for having launched its first ever Virtual Farmers’ Market (VFM), an E-Commerce Platform in the Agriculture Sector under the E-Voucher System which does not only aim at expanding the Distribution of Farming Inputs but promotes efficiency in Marketing their Produce.
UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed said she is pleased that Zambia is Piloting the First Virtual Farmers’ Market, an app-based E-Commerce Platform that allows Farmers to have their surplus and buyers’ demand for Crops to be Matched, Advertised and Traded.
Ms Mohammed said the opportunities and challenges of recent and ongoing Technological Advances are offering profound potential for Accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).
She said in order for Technological progress to be managed well and make Artificial Intelligence (AI) a force for good, there is need for the UN Member States individually and collectively to learn about how to harness the power of technology and its use to address the complex challenges of the time.
OCTOBER 18, 2017