IT experts visit IFAD-funded projects in Nepal

By IFAD-Nepal team
From left to right: Naveed, Ed, Laurie,Jayashree and Trevor
Under the new IFAD-Intel Strategic Partnership, a team of five Intel information technology and project management experts engaged in an Intel Education Service Corps (IESC) project arrived in rural Nepal this week.   The team is working as part of an eAgriculture project involving Grameen-Intel Social Business (GSIB), Intel and IFAD, which is being piloted under the IFAD-funded High Value Agriculture Program (HVAP) administered by the Nepal Ministry of Agriculture Development.  The IFAD/Intel partnership is part of a broader multi-year, multi-country effort to improve crop yields in small rural farms by enabling entrepreneurs with access to laptop or mobile computer devices to offer services to famers in which they use specialized, localized software applications for matching soil chemistry with seed selection, fertilization strategy and also guiding pest control and crop management.

The team will be in Nepal for just over two weeks, and we'll be sharing their blog posts along the way. Day One