Published:  12:00 AM, 24 December 2016

Robi, Grameen Intel to provide software based agro-solutions


Robi Axiata Limited signed a MoU with Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd (GISB) at the Robi Corporate Office in Gulshan.

Mahtabuddin Ahmed, CEO and Managing Director of Robi and Kazi I. Huque, CEO of Grameen Intel signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of their respective companies, said a media release recently.

The MoU allows both the companies to cooperate with each other on various Information Technology solutions using telecom network to connect the unconnected population. The two companies would work together on agriculture.

The call centre-based "mobile krishe" - a fertilizer recommendation software, will be implemented through the collaboration of Robi and GISB to promote modernized farming and enable the farmers to achieve sustainable high yield on their crops.

Robi will implement "mobile krishe" as telecommunication value added service by using its telecommunication network and connectivity enabling the farmers to obtain expert knowledge on appropriate fertilizer, seed and pesticide application practices for helping them optimize on their productivity.

 Ekram Kabir, Vice President, Communication and Corporate Responsibility, Ahmed Iqbal Parvez, Vice President, Company Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs, Tarek Mohammed Enamul Haque were
present at the signing ceremony.

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