Why Do We Need It:
Millions of farmers working their land have fed the increasing population and fueled the progressing economy of Bangladesh by producing crops for ages. Although It is the growth of technology in seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, and processes that has allowed this sector to match the increasing population load, experts have noticed that there is a need for rebuilding the very information system that has enhanced the output of agriculture sector.
Hence, came the need to redesign and re-establish information flow to farmers in a relevant, timely and effective way using technology. This information system has the potential to enable farmers to produce better crops and increase their incomes and raise their standard of living.
Now the Geo-data for Agriculture and Water Facility (G4AW) expects to address this gap, and ACI with fund from NSO has implemented a system called ‘Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS)' for farmers. The services of IDSS is rendered under the name ‘Fosholi’ in English and ‘ফসলি’ in Bangla.
What It Offers:
The project is intended to leverage geo-data to gather, target and propagate relevant information to farmers when they need it, in a viable way. With the vision to positively affect the lives of millions of smallholder farmers, this project leverages new technology in the advancement of the grassroots of the country’s agriculture. We ask for your attention, advice and support in this regard.
Our gratitude to all the officials and scientists of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Agriculture Information Service (AIS) of Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Survey of Bangladesh, Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SBAU), and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU).
We thank them for the co-operation extended to us with various data and information contained in this app.