Grameen Intel, Robi Join Hands, Introduces ‘Mobile Krishē’ For Farmers
Robi Axiata Limited, the second largest mobile operator in the country, has partnered with Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd (GISB) to cooperate with each other on various Information Technology solutions using telecom network to connect the unconnected population including and especially farmers, said a press release.
Mahtabuddin Ahmed, CEO and Managing Director of Robi Axiata Limited and Kazi I. Huque, CEO of Grameen Intel signed an MOU on behalf of their respective companies at the Robi Corporate Office in Gulshan.
Under the collaboration, Robi and Grameen Intel will implement a call centre-based fertilizer recommendation software called “mobile krishē” in order to promote modernized farming and enable the farmers to achieve sustainable high yield on their crops.
Robi will offer the product as value added service by using its telecommunication network and connectivity enabling the farmers to obtain expert knowledge on appropriate fertilizer, seed and pesticide application practices for helping them optimize on their productivity.