e-Krishok:

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

Information about the project
e-Krishok:
Electronic Farmer
e-Krishok: Agricultural Information & Advisory (Extension) and Market Linkage Services for Farmers BIID's agricultural service is branded as e-Krishok, an initiative which is aimed at farmers with the desired goal of providing extension and market linkage services from which farmers will benefit both in terms of their farming activities and opening up opportunities for selling their produces. Farmers with any problem or query or issue which is related to agriculture can go to nearby ICT enabled Information Center / Telecentres and receive the information that they are seeking. The service is also available in mobile phone via short code 16250. With such timely and appropriate information, farmers will be able to maximize their economic gain; enabling them to achieve income growth through agricultural activities.
Regional implementation
  • Asia and Pacific
Bangladesh, Pakistan
Ongoing from 01/01/2009 to 30/11/2015
Grameen Phone, Katalyst, ACI Limited, Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No