Development of software for site specific and economical crop production technology for various categories of farmers and its dissemination to the end user through web, Call Centre, and SMS.

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Muhammad Rashid

Summary

The project developed an e-system that is serving as a centralized knowledge-base in few districts. Through such system, the information regarding the cropped area, cropping systems, area and yield of various crops, use of fertilizer, area of farms, number of farms, kind and area of orchards, livestock population, agriculture machinery, irrigation facilities, inputs availability, marketing facilities, soil types, social status of the people etc. was collected and classified into various categories At the same time, the latest research findings regarding crop production technologies were also collected from various research formations working for each district. All this information was then analyzed and synthesized to standardize site specific crop production technologies for all categories of the farms. The needs of the farmers were addressed and guidance was provided to them at their door step according to the area of their farm and their level of investment. This effort was done for the first time in the country.

Start Date 01-Jan-2015

Duration 18 months

Budget PKR 29.58 million

Status  Project in Inclosure Process

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Publications  N/A

Thematic Area  Agriculture

Project Website 
http://www.kissandost.pk