Telenor Pakistan and Inbox Business Technologies have joined hands through an agreement to develop the “Connected Agriculture Platform for Punjab” (CAPP) in order to take the Pakistani agriculture to next level of digitization. Pakistani farmers will enter into the digital and economic mainstream after empowering through this project.
The aim of CAPP is to connect all stakeholders in the agricultural chain including agriculture extension workers, commodity buyers, supply chain service providers, agriculture input providers, research institutions and others. Providing more than 50,000 3G/4G enabled smartphones with free SIMS and data bundles to eligible farmers is part of CAPP program.
Thousands of farmers will be trained in the province through hundreds of facilitation booths and centers through which they will be able to use full potential of this platform.
Telenor Pakistan’s Chief Digital Officer, Durdana Achakzai, said about this development that very little has been done so far to improve this huge sector which is associated with 60% of Pakistan’s households. But now they are transforming the sector through digitalizing agriculture and they will try to copy the model of CAPP in other provinces also after the completion of goals in Punjab.
MirNasi r, Inbox CEO, said that they are happy to cooperate with Telenor. CAPP will help the construction of a prosperous Punjab by ensuring best practices and reforms in the agriculture sector.