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Agriculture

Seed Variety Recommendation

COVID-19 EFFECTS ON FARMERS

We conducted a short survey on farmers to gauge the multifaceted effect COVID-19 has on our agriculture in general and specifically farmers. We hope the results will inform the design of COVID response interventions undertaken by our development partners and relevant government agencies.

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Remote Agro Consultation Service

Farmer Query System (FQS) is a mobile app based remote consultation service where user (farmer or infomediary) can place queries. An agricultural expert provide appropriate and unbiased recommendation via phone call and SMS to farmer’s phone.

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Seed Variety Recommendation

Seed Variety Recommendation

Seed variety recommendation is a smartphone application that provides recommendation regarding seeds for a particular crop on the basis of crop specific attributes. By using this app farmers can decide which variety of seed will be most appropriate based on his/her specific need and circumstance e.g. preferred season, soil condition, pattern of disease infestation in his/her location etc.

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Crop Diagnostics Application

Crop Diagnostics Application

Crop Diagnostics Application is a smartphone based tool that helps farmers diagnose any problem in a crop especially pest and disease infliction. Once a farmer identifies the specific problem, the app then suggests associated curative measures for that problem.

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Inventory Management System for BRAC HCMP

Extension Agent Scheduling & Reporting

Activity recording and performance tracking App for Field Extension Agents i.e. Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officer (SAAO) or Field Agents of Agro Companies. Using an app Extension Agents easily log in their daily visits or services provided to the farmers digitally based on automatic scheduling in their phone App. Supervisors can monitor and assign activities to the Field Agents.

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Household level Healthcare automation system for UBS

AgroMet Service (Localized Weather Based Agro-Advisory)

SHUFOLA is a highly localized agriculture advisory service that combines crop management practice with weather condition. Based on their crop, variety, growth stage and weather condition, farmers receive customized and actionable advisory via SMS and Voice Message in local dialect to basic phones. For observed weather data Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) are used and for forecast data Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) output is used. mPower partnered with Save Earth Climate Services (SECS) for providing this AgroMet service.

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GEOPOTATO (Late Blight Alert for Potato)

Geopotato is a geodata driven decision support system (DSS) that provides early alert to registered farmers for spraying preventive fungicide via SMS and Voice Message three (3) days prior to a possible late blight attack. GEOPOTATO DSS combines satellite image processing data of potato crop biomass growth and real-time weather data from Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) to determine conducive environment for late blight attack.

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GEOBIS (Crop Model Based Stress Alert)

GEOBIS (Crop Model Based Stress Alert)

GeoBis is a crop management advisory service for smallholder farmers. Using advanced crop model, spatial and weather data – GeoBis provides actionable advice to farmers including weather alerts e.g. heat stress, cold stress, foggy weather etc. and associated management practices. GeoBis is a proven service model that considerably improves agricultural productivity.

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Climate vulnerability mapping and action plan monitoring System

Climate vulnerability mapping and action plan monitoring System

The information system is a combination of geo-mapping dashboard and smartphone based data collection App that marks the key geographic features and cropping pattern to identify climate vulnerability of the community. Once the problems of livelihood are identified, villagers are divided into various intervention categories.

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