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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.
Awarded date2018
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsWorld Summit Award (WSA) - Supported by EU

    Research areas

  • GeoPotato, WSA, World Summit Award, Technology Innovation

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