SEWOH Lab

The role of digitalisation in creating socially inclusive and transformative food systems

This action-oriented research project explores, applies, and evaluates the potential of digital innovation in three key areas: urban agriculture and nutrition; sustainable land management and soil organic carbon payments; and gender and access to natural resources. The project places a focus on developing and advancing concrete solutions for low-income urban populations as well as well as small-scale farming communities in several African countries.  
Central to the SEWOH Lab is the question of how, and under what conditions, digitalisation translates into practical opportunities for addressing, among other challenges: enabling farmers to market their products; strengthening women's to access land; and compensating land managers for good soil, and water conservation practices.
This requires understanding broader social, political and institutional dynamics, and, where necessary, exploring the kinds of social and organisational innovations needed to harness the potential of digital technologies to deliver on multiple targets under the Sustainable Development Goals, including food and nutrition security, sustainable natural resource use, and resilience to climate change.
Team
Larissa Stiem-Bhatia
Larissa Stiem-Bhatia
Programme Lead
Serah Kiragu-Wissler
Serah Kiragu-Wissler
Senior Research Associate / Country Programme Manager - Kenya 
Louisa Nelle
Louisa Nelle
Research Associate
Cristina Arias-Navarro
Cristina Arias-Navarro
Research Associate
Oscar Schmidt
Oscar Schmidt
Research Associate
Inviolata Lusweti
Inviolata Lusweti
Junior Research Associate
William Onura
William Onura
Junior Research Associate
Bruno St-Jacques
Bruno St-Jacques
Junior Research Associate
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