Digital Agricultural Advisory Services (DAAS) – Advancing livestock productivity for Ethiopian smallholder farmers
Since October 2019, PxD, in a consortium led by Digital Green, has been implementing a Digital Agricultural Advisory Services (DAAS) project with the objective of strengthening existing digital advisory services and the development of a tech platform (FarmStack) to enable actors to more easily share and utilize data.
Asset-collateralized loans for Kenyan dairy farmers: Credit for climate change
Ensuring access to water is a critical challenge for Kenyan farmers. Water tanks present a promising solution. However, access to credit to purchase tanks is challenging. Together with our partners, we are assessing the impact of asset-collateralized loans to finance water tanks among dairy farmers.
Adopting New Technology, Mindsets, and Practices to Transform Colombia’s Agricultural Sector
Following a competitive process, in December 2020, PxD in consortium with RARE and The Nature Conservancy received a one-year grant from UK PACT to support a project focused on sustainable agriculture and behavioral change.
Ama Krushi – Scaling advisory services to millions of farmers in Odisha, India
The Ama Krushi service, built by PxD and delivered by the Government of Odisha, is the largest and most comprehensive service developed by PxD. Ama Krushi currently serves over three million farmers with customized information on 29 value chains spanning crops, fisheries, four types of livestock, poultry, and kitchen gardens.
HarvestPlus Pilot – scaling zinc wheat in Pakistan
In 2020 and 2021, PxD collaborated with HarvestPlus on a pilot to deliver advisory information promoting the benefits of zinc-biofortified wheat to Pakistani farmers. This was PxD’s first initiative with a focus on nutrition, and our first collaboration with HarvestPlus.
Provincial Government of Punjab, Pakistan – Agriculture Department (AD) Advisory Service
The service provides digital information via SMS and Push Calls to deliver low-cost, customized advice to over one million farmers in Punjab, Pakistan to improve on-farm best agricultural practices, input utilization, pest and disease management, access to markets, and resilience.
Development and Expansion of Nigerian Digital Agricultural Advisory Services for Smallholder Farmers in the context of COVID-19 (DEDAAS)
The DEDAAS initiative is designed to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on Nigerian smallholder farmers and to insulate domestic food supply by supporting access to affordable inputs and advisory services to sustain production.
ElimuLeo – Adaptive STEM Education for Pandemic-Affected Children
ElimuLeo (Swahili for "Education Today") harnesses the distributive power of mobile technology to provide children with access to adaptive mathematics problem sets. Launched in Kenya on December 8, 2020, ElimuLeo is Precision Development’s first initiative that is not linked to agriculture.
MoA-INFO – taking digital agriculture to Kenya’s heartland
MoA-INFO, delivered in partnership with the Government of Kenya, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and CABI, is PxD's flagship advisory service in Kenya. The free service is available in English and Swahili across all 47 counties of Kenya.
One Acre Fund Research Collaboration – Kenya
Since 2016, PxD has collaborated with One Acre Fund in Kenya to advance research to improve the adoption and use of inputs to improve yields and to promote other OAF services in Kenya. To date, our respective teams have collaborated on sixteen regional trials: thirteen in Kenya and three in Rwanda.