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Deep Dive Session 1.3: Regional/Country Digital Sessions & Case Studies

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Auditorium 1: Digitalization

This session will discuss various case studies on digital technologies and innovations in agriculture.


Takeshi Ueda, Principal Natural Resources and Agriculture Economist, ADB 


  • Masako Wada, Massey University, New Zealand 
  • PRC - Shuixian Xiao, Vice-President Alibaba 
  • Lao PDR - Phetsoulaphonh Choulatida, Associate Project Officer, ADB 
  • Tajikistan - Matthias Leitner, Natural Resources and Agriculture Economist, ADB 
  • Nepal - Churna Vali, Director General, Department of Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal 
  • India - Wim Bastiaanssen, CEO & Founder, IrriWatch


Churna Wali

Government of Nepal

Masako Wada

Research Officer, School of Veterinary Science

Massey University, New Zealand

Matthias Leitner

Natural Resources and Agriculture Economist

Asian Development Bank

Phetsoulaphonh Choulatida

Associate Project Officer, Lao PDR Resident Mission

Asian Development Bank

Shuixian Xiao



Wim Bastiaanssen

IrriWatch Ambassador / Professor Earth Observations, Hydrosat


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