Nepali ICT Firms Receive US Data-Driven Farming Award



Kathmandu, Sept 7: The Kathmandu-based ICT firm Db2Map received a 100,000 US dollars award for its GEOKrishi program that integrates satellite data with government and crowdsourced information to assess land and soil conditions to help farmers maximize crop yields. 

Similarly, another firm ICT for Agriculture received a 50,000 US dollars award for their mobile and web-based platform that provides comprehensive agricultural information to rural farmers, said a press release issued by the US Embassy in Nepal. 

The US government’s Feed the Future Initiative awarded its global Data-Driven Farming Prize to four firms from around the world for their innovative solutions in utilizing information and communications technology to improve agricultural productivity. RSS