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.

BtBegun app display
  • 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,┬áthe 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
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App in the field

BtBegun Highlights

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

Tailored Information

Access expert advice across the entire farming chain, from seed purchasing to planting to harvesting

Get Started

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.