The Rapid Inclusivity Assessment (RIA) helps researchers and practitioners create digital agriculture innovations that are inclusive of marginalized farmers. The tool guides the research team through a systematic, critical reflection of the potential risks of (gendered) exclusion in their future digital agriculture service. RIA should be used during early design stages: once there is a concrete idea for a digital service, but before actual software development and implementation. In a half-day workshop, the team identifies challenges likely faced by illiterate, poor, remote, or otherwise digitally excluded target users of their digital service. For every identified risk of exclusion, the team is then urged to come up with ideas for improving their design idea – towards a more inclusive digital service.
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