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To Block or Not: Exploring the Use of Blockchain in Last- Mile Agriculture Communities

October 26, 2021, 8am-10am (EDT) This webinar explores the contexts in which blockchain offers real solutions to strengthening value chains and its potential for creating social impact, like improved food security or engaging youth in agriculture.

The African Drone and Data Academy, managed by the Center for International Research, Education, and Development, has graduated over 300 students in just two years. Photo courtesy of Emma Bussard.


academic partners in 17 countries

$192 million

total project funding since 1993


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