GSMA Innovation Fund Start-ups: GeoKrishi

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Without technical understanding or advice, smallholder farmers in Nepal struggle to respond to the risks of climate change. Extension services, climate-smart tools and technologies are often inefficient and not tailored to the changing climate.

GeoKrishi in Nepal helps smallholder farmers adapt to climate stressors and adopt climate-smart agricultural practices through digital learning content and advisory services. The start-up is Nepal’s first fully integrated, data-driven digital agriculture platform designed to help remove the financial, technical and cultural barriers preventing farmers from accessing and using information to improve farm productivity and maximise profitability. With the support of the GSMA, GeoKrishi upgraded their existing system and is expanding the reach of their bundled smart-agriculture solutions. They are building a sustainable public-private-community business model by engaging local government, local service providers and farmer cooperatives.

GeoKrishi is one of the start-ups supported by the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation, which was launched in 2022. This initiative is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is supported by the GSMA and its members.

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