Smart farming platform ‘GeoGoviya’ launched in Sri Lanka
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…