Learning from What Works: Agriculture

  • Apr 15, 2023 10:00AM–4:00PM

  • Online Synchronous

  • 8 - 270 USD

  • Certificate Course

  • English + Español (Live Transl.)

The one-day business course will explore the intersection of agriculture and the digital economy, and how new technologies and platforms are transforming the way we grow and distribute food. We will also delve into the value of the data generated in the agricultural sector and how it can be used to improve the lives of farmers. Additionally, we will address the challenges facing farmers and food workers in the gig economy, and how platform cooperatives can provide a more equitable and sustainable model for the agricultural sector, both in urban and rural areas. Lastly, we will discuss strategies for scaling these cooperatives in remote rural areas.


    Class 1

    with Learning from What Works: Agriculture

    April 15, 2023 - 10AM-12PM EST

    • Understanding digital platforms and how they enhance cooperative agriculture
    • Evaluating financial structures for digital platforms supporting cooperatives
    • Developing strategies for collecting and utilizing data for cooperative decision making
    • The potential benefits of a data commons for cooperative organizations
    • How shared standards can help promote cooperative growth

    Class 2

    with Learning from What Works: Agriculture

    April 15, 2023 - 1PM-3PM EST

    • Examining the role of data in fostering greater collaboration among cooperatives
    • Investigating the potential benefits of CSAs and farm-to-table solutions for cooperatives
    • Comparing different methods of leveraging data to drive farm-to-table success
    • Investigating how cooperatives can leverage CSAs to benefit communities
    • Developing best practices for encouraging participation in CSA and cooperative networks