Precision Agriculture for Development
Our total investment:
$200K unrestricted grants
Funded since 2017
Why we invest
Governments and NGOs –including many in our portfolio – are experimenting with mobile phone based services that can change or nudge farmers’ behavior. However, there is rarely good data on what leads to impact and many organizations lack the technical capacity to design and deliver these services in-house. PAD designs, tests, and operates mobile phone-based services that deliver low-cost, customized advice to farmers. They work directly with farmers to develop these services, then partner with governments and other NGOs to deliver them.