Smart farming platform ‘GeoGoviya’ launched in Sri Lanka

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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) together with the Department of Agrarian Development Sri Lanka, launched the GeoGoviya monitoring and feedback system in a virtual kick-off workshop held recently.

Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector is progressing towards better coordination and information sharing through data and information communication technologies (ICT). A cloud-based platform, GeoGoviya will be the first of its kind in the country, and could potentially be used across various departments and ministries for a unified coordination and response mechanism to support agricultural production and rural development.

Delivering the welcome remarks, R. Vijayakumar, Commissioner, Department of Agrarian Development, said, “This is a good opportunity for the department as we are currently working with manual systems, making it difficult for accurate national-level decision making regarding agricultural production and import policies. So we welcome a digital system that helps officials make critical decisions.”

Stefan Uhlenbrook, Program Director,  CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems in his opening remarks said, “Eighty…

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