Income Generation Project for Farmers using ICT

Details of the organization
Global Communication Center, Grameen Communications

Information about the project
Income Generation Project for Farmers using ICT
The project aims to generate income for rural female farmers in Bangladesh. The model farmers produce quality vegetables (QVegie) by using no chemical fertilizers/pesticides and sell them to urban customers. ICT was used for three purposes: (1) To digitize and disseminate advanced farming knowledge to the farmers (2) To upload product information to the e-commerce site (3) To smoothly establish communication between farmer-farmer, farmer-expert, and farmer-consumer. In 6 farming seasons (three years), we worked in two pilot sites, engaged 35-50 farmers, focused on 5 major vegetables and estimated that QVegie can bring 2-3 times more income to the farmers. We aim to franchise the model to other communities.
National implementation: Bangladesh
Ongoing from 01/06/2010 to 31/03/2013
Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Kyushu University, Japan Grameen Communications, Bangladesh Win Incorporate, Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Project
  • Training initiative
  • Guidelines
  • Website
  • Database
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No