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GEOPOTATO Bangladesh

G4AW: http://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/ NSO: http://www.spaceoffice.nl/en/ Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is the most common and highly destructive, fungal disease in potato, tomato and other solanaceae crops in Bangladesh. Annual potato yield losses due to late blight have been estimated at 25-577%. Late blight can be controlled but only by frequent and costly applications of fungicides. Moreover, the degree of control heavily depends on the timing of the fungicide

  • Location
  • Start project
    2016
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: XI-IATI-NSO-G4AW14012
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GEOPOTATO Bangladesh

Updates

Posted on May 29, 2018

7000 farmers subscribed for SMS service GEOPOTATO (2018, blog)

7000 farmers subscribed for SMS service GEOPOTATO (2018, blog)

7000 farmers subscribed for SMS service GEOPOTATO (2018, blog)
ICCO Cooperation - 7000 farmers subscribed for SMS service GEOPOTATO https://www.icco-cooperation.org/en/newsarticle/7000-farmers-subscribed-for-sms-service-geopotato?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=news "Recent figures of GEOPOTATO in Bangladesh, show that 7,000 farmers subscribed for the information service during the last potato season. These farmers all received SMS alerts about the weather and biomass growth of potato crops..."
Posted on May 29, 2018

New technology increases confidence potato farmers (2018, blog)

New technology increases confidence potato farmers (2018, blog)

New technology increases confidence potato farmers (2018, blog)
ICCO Cooperation - New technology increases confidence potato farmers - Bangladesh https://www.icco-cooperation.org/en/newsarticle/new-technology-increases-confidence-potato-farmers-bangladesh "In a recent assessment carried out by ICCO, in collaboration with BoPInc, farmers from the GEOPOTATO project say that the new technology has increased their confidence in potato farming..."
Posted on May 29, 2018

Geodata to control potato late blight in Bangladesh (2017,blog)

Geodata to control potato late blight in Bangladesh (2017,blog)

Geodata to control potato late blight in Bangladesh (2017,blog)
FAO - Geodata to control potato late blight in Bangladesh http://www.fao.org/e-agriculture/news/geodata-control-potato-late-blight-bangladesh-geopotato "Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is the most common and highly destructive, fungal disease in potato, tomato and other solanaceae crops in Bangladesh. Annual potato yield losses due to late blight have been estimated at 25-57%. Late blight can be controlled but only by frequent and costly applications of fungicides. Moreover, the degree of control heavily depends on the timing of the fungicide application in relation to local weather conditions, crop development and disease pressure. So, the efficiency of late blight control can be improved considerably by informing farmers in time about predicted infection periods of the potato crop and the effectiveness of past spray applications..."
Posted on May 29, 2018

A happy user: "I just wait for the SMS and apply accordingly" (2018, Tweet)

A happy user: "I just wait for the SMS and apply accordingly" (2018, Tweet)

A happy user: "I just wait for the SMS and apply accordingly" (2018, Tweet)
Tweet @BoPInc https://twitter.com/BoPInc/status/970667760484196352

Target group

Approximately 750,000 small farmers in Bangladesh produce an irrigated potato crop in the dry winter season. We aim at reaching approximately 15% of these famers through an SMS service, i.e.100,000 of these farmers in the 3rd project year.

Sustainability

The late blight alert service will be provided on a subscription base to farmers, through SMS or voicemail during the potato growing season. Expected farmer benefits range between 100 and 250 Euro per hectare - depending on the farmers’ current agricultural management and disease control.

Goals overview

To sustainably improve resource use efficiencies and profits in potato production in Bangladesh by providing to small holder farmers a decision-support service to control the late blight (Phytophthora infestans) fungal disease.
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