An App Empowering Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovation
The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is dedicated to leveraging technology for positive change. Our BtBegun app is a groundbreaking digital solution designed to uplift Bt eggplant farming and streamline agricultural practices by providing information on cultivation and stewardship practices required for growing Bt eggplant in Bangladesh.
Offered exclusively in Bangla, the BtBegun app provides farmers, extension professionals, field officers and other stakeholders with the most current information about Bt eggplant, including agronomic and cultivation practices, myths and truths, videos, and much more. This digital solution addresses key challenges faced by farmers, offering a comprehensive suite of digital tools tailored to enhance productivity, sustainability, and profitability. Launched in 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, BtBegun is more than just an application: it’s a lifeline for eggplant farmers in Bangladesh.
- All app content written in Bangla and is only available in Bangladesh.
- Tailored for different stakeholders in Bangladesh, including farmers, the Department of Agricultural Extension, the BARI On Farm Research Division (OFRD), Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation marketing officers and dealers, researchers, and more
- Developed by the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Sathguru Management Consultants, and Cornell University
- Available for download on Google Play
Growing Bt Eggplant
The app provides the latest information on planting, growing, and harvesting Bt eggplant and allows farmers to record harvest information
Designed for Bangladesh
BtBegun is made for farmers, extension officials, researchers, Bt brinjal seed value chain stakeholders, and more
Access expert advice across the entire farming chain, from seed purchasing to planting to harvesting
Ready to embark on a journey of digital empowerment? Download the “BtBegun” app today and be part of a community shaping the future of Bt eggplant in Bangladesh.