e-Krishok: Advancing ICT in Agriculture

Details of the organization
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID)
Business sector entities

Information about the project
e-Krishok: Advancing ICT in Agriculture
BIID's agricultural service for rural farmers, e-Krishok, is a campaign which is aimed at farmers with the desired goal of providing services from which farmers will benefit both in terms of their farming activities and opening up opportunities in new avenues which will ultimately translate into increased income for farmers. Farmers with any problem or query or issue which is related to agriculture can go to their local Information Center and receive the information that they are seeking. The information will be provided to them in a timely and quick manner, so that the farmers can get on with their activities. With such timely and appropriate information, farmers will be able to maximize their economic gain; enabling them to achieve income growth through agricultural activities.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 01/07/2008 to 31/12/2015
Grameen Phone, Katalyst, Win Incorporate, City Cell

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
* Access to information and knowledge
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-agriculture
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Project
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes