World Summit Award (WSA) winner in Environment and Green Energy – Best Technology Innovation in 2018 for GeoPotato Project
Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions
Mridul Chowdhury (Recipient) & Hasib Ahsan (Recipient)
Approximately 750,000 small farmers in Bangladesh produce potatoes, accounting for the livelihoods of a significant population. Geopotato is a decision support system (DSS) for the control strategy of Late Blight, a potato disease causing annual yield losses of up to 57%. The platform computes weather data through Automated Weather Stations (AWS) installed at the potato plantations and determines whether environmental conditions are conducive to a potential attack. Potato farmers are provided with advice on preventive measures.
|Degree of recognition||International|
|Granting Organisations||World Summit Award (WSA) - Supported by EU|
- GeoPotato, WSA, World Summit Award, Technology Innovation