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

Showcasing Our Collaboration with IFAD
Since August 2020, PAD has collaborated with the International Fund for …
Who’s Talking? Varying Narrator Gender to Enhance User Engagement
Sam Carter, Revati Vaidya, Simon Rubangakene, Georges Poquillon and Habtamu Yesiget recount how we improved our content …
Milking Gender Data for Improved Service Provision in the Kenyan Dairy Sector
Research Associate Sam Strimling argues that one must understand the specific …
Ploughing Back the Evidence to Empower Women Farmers
As we mark International Women’s Day, this posts reflects upon and …
Women, Work, and Women’s Work in International Development
Maya Woser, Senior Research and Operations Associate, Stefania Pozzi, Global Senior …
On-going Distress: COVID-related Financial Difficulties Impact Farmers and Agro-dealers in Rural Kenya
Sam Strimling, a Research Associate on PAD’s Kenya team, reflects on …
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 …

Where We Work










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