Precision Agriculture for Development: Response to COVID-19

Empowering Farmers

with Digital Agriculture

Precision Agriculture for Development is transforming agricultural extension in developing countries using the latest available technologies and research methods.

PAD works with partners to build, scale, and improve mobile phone-based agricultural extension with the goal of increasing the productivity and income of 100 million smallholder farmers and their families around the world.

The latest from the Precision Blog

Q4.2020 >> Quarterly Report!
Despite a year filled with unprecedented challenges, our teams have been …
Harnessing Digital Extension to Promote Zinc Biofortified Wheat and Improved Nutrition
Hassan Ammar, PAD Project Manager, reports on the implementation of an …
So Many Ideas, So Little Time: Using Adaptive Experiments for Efficient and Iterative Inquiry.
Tomoko Harigaya, Precision Agriculture for Development’s Director of Research, and Grady …
Showcasing our work in India: World Bank Webinar
On 16 December, PAD's CEO, Owen Barder, and India Country Director, …
A Standout Development!
We are thrilled and grateful to share the news that Precision …
Q3.2020 >> Quarterly Report! Precision Agriculture for Development continues to have a remarkable year, …
Introducing our Updated COVID-19 Dashboard
Incorporating new survey data, and new visualizations, Dashboard 2.0 allows one …
The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
The Evolving Economic Effects of COVID-19 Among Smallholder Farmers and Agro-dealers …
Marking the International Day of Rural Women: Reflections on challenges and opportunities
This year as we mark the International Day of Rural Women, …
How can researchers ensure that data collection in the midst of a pandemic is worth the time and effort?
PAD's India Research Manager, Hannah Timmis, and Senior Research and Operations …
Here Comes the Rain Again: Team MoA-INFO springs into action
As Kenya's Short Rains agricultural season commences Maureen Kuboka, Wanjiku Macharia, …
The Journey to One Million: PAD in India
Niriksha Shetty, PAD's India Country Director, reflects on a remarkable milestone. …
New Partnerships and Geographies
As those of us in the northern hemisphere return to our …
Frontline delivery in the time of COVID: Ama Krushi in action
How do you continue to deliver digital services to farmers during …

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Our farmer reach is calculated with farmers receiving PAD services in each quarter, newly enrolled in said quarter, and previously enrolled whose use is stagnant due to seasonal crop cycles.


Smallholders worldwide


PAD’s farmer reach target


PAD’s current farmer reach