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Telangana government and UNDP collaborate on the DiCRA

Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA), the newest entry in the Digital Public Goods Registry, was announced by the Telangana State government in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The platform, which uses artificial intelligence to power it, aims to improve food security and food systems. DiCRA becoming a digital public good, according to IT Minister KT Rama Rao, is a significant step in our commitment to open data policy, service delivery to farmers, and anticipatory governance to address the world problem of food security.

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  • With UNDP Accelerator Labs and partner organisations, they are thrilled to support this first-of-its-kind digital commons to promote climate action not only for Telangana but for the entire world, said DiCRA of its cooperation with Telangana’s thriving innovation ecosystem.
  • Climate change has multiple effects on agriculture, impacting crop output, nutrient quality, and livestock productivity. DiCRA can distinguish between farms that are highly vulnerable to climate change and those that are climate change-resilient using remote sensing and pattern identification algorithms.
  • On the basis of empirical inputs crowdsourced from hundreds of data scientists and citizen scientists on top-performing farms, it specifically uses open-source technology to promote analysis and insights sharing on climate resilience.
  • In order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, DiCRA has now joined more than 100 other digital solutions (SDGs).

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