While PAD takes a data-driven approach to implementation decisions, we benefit enormously from the feedback we receive from farmers, partners, and funders of our work.
“ICT solutions for improving agricultural extension have great promise, and PAD is at the forefront of investigating these benefits through rigorous experimentation. One Acre Fund is delighted to work with PAD researchers on trials for supplementing our current Field Officer based extension model with mobile phone delivery of customized information. We really respect that PAD combines rigorous measurement of impact, together with our shared passion for scale. PAD researchers are focused on incredibly scalable interventions that deliver a meaningful level of impact for the farmers that we serve.” -Andrew Youn, Co-founder and Executive Director, One Acre Fund
“I received the Krishi Tarang service number on advice from a farmer friend. After joining the service, I feel that I am getting correct and timely information for my crop. I believe it is very useful information for farmers like me.” -Ahshok, cotton farmer in Gujarat, India
“I have been investing in promising early stage organizations for the last two decades and look at a large number of opportunities every year. PAD possesses a rare combination of a high caliber team pursuing a powerful idea at the right moment in time. We have funded PAD from inception and are impressed by their work to date.” -Mark Lampert, BVF Partners and Unorthodox Philanthropy
“Owing to the fact that Agriculture sector has, historically, been of key importance to Pakistan’s economy in general and Punjab in particular, the Government of Punjab has set out to boost the sector through direct and indirect interventions. Our top most priority is to strengthen economic conditions of farmers through provision of various highly flexible financing options, getting them access to high quality agricultural input products, and most importantly making timely and accurate expert advice available. For achieving these goals, we have partnered with multiple well-reputed organizations. Collaboration with PAD is to help us apply evidence-based best practices for effectively reaching out to farmers with the aid of information and communications technology. With deep research capabilities and experience running customized information advisory services for farmers elsewhere, we are confident that PAD is very well positioned to support our efforts.” -Muhammad Mahmood, Secretary Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab
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