Agricultural Technology- Grameen Foundation's CKW Program
Grameen Foundation's CKW Program
Grameen Foundation team up with Palantir Technologies to
revolutionize Uganda’s approach to farming. Grameen Foundation provided 28,000
geocoded soil samples from all over Uganda, and Palantir Technologies used it
to create an exhaustive soil map of Uganda. The map includes pH levels on areas
in the country, where to optimally plant prominent crops (maize, coffee,
bananas, and soybeans), and areas which are vulnerable to maggots and other
types of pests.
Pros: The map is very comprehensive with regards to planting
those prominent crops in Uganda. It tells its users exactly where the best to
grow those crops in the country is.
Cons: Unfortunately, the map has just covered those top
crops. Therefore, the similar data for other crops still needs to be produced
for other farmers who plant other crops.