eKrishok: E-agriculture in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID)

Session 389

11:00–13:00, Monday, 12 June 2017 Room L1, ITU Montbrillant Thematic Workshop

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eKrishok: Making ICT Works for Agricultural Sector to Empower Farmers and Agro-SMEs

BIID will share eKrishok experiences on how ICT can facilitate business development services to the farmers and agr-businesses, primarily small & medium sized enterprises and foster growth. The multidimensional perspective of eKrishok will be shared through a presentation. A2I/PMO, Bangladesh will also present a brief on the ongoing initiatives in the field of eAgriculture. Panelists and experts will contribute in the session on the topic and presentations. A quick Q&A session will be moderated by the session Chair.  


Md Shahid Uddin Akbar


Mr. Md Shahid Uddin Akbar, CEO, BIID

Mr. Md Shakhawatul Islam, Innovation Associate, A2I/PMO, Bangladesh 

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C7 e-Agr logo C7. ICT Applications: E-agriculture

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 1: No poverty logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger logo Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


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