Agriculture has primarily been the backbone of Bangladeshs Economy. With the advancement of technology, Agriculture sector is also developing gradually. In this context, Fosholi has come up for the farmers in the form of digital platform. with advisory service for the farmers in form of a digital platform, Fosholi.
Best agriculture app- Fosholi disseminates high quality farming information that is available in both static and dynamic form. The platform is designed to enable farmers to become smart farmers. Its services are broadly classified into the areas of Pre-Cultivation, Cultivation, Post-Cultivation, Weather Forecast, My Crop, Knowledge Bank, Farmers Toolbox, Reach to Extension etc. Over 105,000 farmers are regularly getting relevant information and advisory services of their own area by the app on agriculture.
The Geo-data for Agriculture and Water Facility (G4AW) of Netherlands Space Office (NSO) has implemented a project titled Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS)' for farmers. The services of IDSS are rendered under the name Fosholi in English and in Bangla.
The project is intended to leverage geo-data to gather, target and propagate relevant information to farmers when they need it, in a viable way. With the vision initiate change and to positively affect the lives of millions of smallholder farmers, this project leverages new technology in the advancement of the grassroots of the countrys agriculture. We ask for your attention, advice and support in this regard.
The services of this platform are broadly classified into the following areas:
Pre-cultivation: Select the most suitable crop variety by location and soil condition.
Cultivation: Get crop production related accurate information and pest & disease alerts in advance.
Post-Cultivation: Find locations of nearest markets, price and advice on crop storage.
Weather forecast: Reduce crop damage by using timely forecasts and disaster warnings.
My Crop: Obtain location specific and crop specific customized agronomic advices for full crop season.
Knowledge Bank: Learn about advanced agricultural information and technologies.
Farmers Toolbox: Use advanced agricultural tools and practices for maximum productivity.
Question Bank: Submit questions with pictures of your plants condition, land and other conditions and get answer to queries from the agriculture experts.
Our gratitude to all the officials of Department Agricultural Extension (DAE), and all scientists of NARS (National Agricultural research System) & all Agricultural universities of Bangladesh.
We thank them for the co-operation extended to us with data and information contained in this app.