How Intel apps are helping small farmers boost crops–and incomes

How Intel apps are helping small farmers boost crops–and incomes

By CSR Admin on October 8, 2014 The Cambodian government recently created a lofty new goal—to triple its rice production and become one of the world’s biggest rice exporters by the end of 2015. And a simple set of technologies—four farming apps from  Grameen Intel—will be critical to the country’s plan. In late September, the International Fund for […]

How healthcare technology can make a difference in developing countries

How healthcare technology can make a difference in developing countries

By Dr. Narayan Sundararajan on June 7, 2013

Think about this: pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, post-partum hemorrhage and prolonged and obstructed labor together account for more than 50 percent of all maternal deaths in developing countries. That’s why the Second Global Midwifery Symposium in Kuala Lumpur last month was so important for introducing strategies to strengthen healthcare in developing regions.

Grameen Intel CEO believes in leading with education, not technology

Grameen Intel CEO believes in leading with education, not technology

By Nisma Elias on June 14, 2013 Although Grameen Intel uses technology to solve social problems, CEO Kazi Huque says education about how to use that technology is key in addressing the world’s toughest challenges. “I believe in leading with education; technology is just an enabler. We have the information and technology. The missing link is education, and […]

Why businesses need to reshape society

Why businesses need to reshape society

By Dr. Yunus on September 19, 2013 The current economic and financial crisis makes it very clear that the system that we have is not sustainable, and thus it is the right time for us to change the ways we do business and build them in a new way. By simply capitalizing on core strengths […]

Bringing the power of technology to rural agricultural communities

Bringing the power of technology to rural agricultural communities

By Jose Carlos Martinez Sabater on September 19, 2013 At the recent UN Broadband Commission meeting in New York, Intel, Grameen and the Minister of Communications of Macedonia signed an MOU that will bring the power of state-of-the art computing technology to agricultural communities in Macedonia. The agreement was signed by two UN Broadband commissioners – Ivo […]

In the local communities; Nepal eAgro team

In the local communities; Nepal eAgro team

Nepal eAgro Blogspot The HVAP program works with communities located in the hills and mountain areas.  Today we had a chance to visit two of the communities that are located near Birendranagar. Our first visit was with the Green Diamond cooperative in Utterganga.  The area was full of fruit trees and vegetables, some in better […]

Best Opportunities in Mobile Are Yet to Come

Best Opportunities in Mobile Are Yet to Come

Mobile devices are arguably the most prominent technology in people’s hands – we have them with us   all the time.  Because of their pervasive nature, they fulfill essential needs and solve problems for people around the world. This is particularly true for people in developing countries and it is in these nations that we expect […]

More rice would be nice: why Intel is helping farmers in Cambodia

More rice would be nice: why Intel is helping farmers in Cambodia

The spectacular sunset over flooded rice fields that I watched Wednesday evening here in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia, belies a somewhat less pleasant picture. All-important rice production in this poor nation seriously lags the rest of the word. The disappointing yield from Cambodian rice paddies—about 2 tons per hectare—averages barely half that of other rice-growing […]

Thrice now on rice: observations from an Intel project in Cambodia

Thrice now on rice: observations from an Intel project in Cambodia

It’s been a major eye-opener, the last week or so. I’ve had the privilege of traveling with an Intel Education Service Corps team across rural Cambodia, as part of a project to improve the fortunes of struggling rice farmers. The 5 team members are all with the Mobile and Communications Group. Earlier in the trip, in […]

Intel and Grameen: Bringing technology to rural, impoverished communities through social business

Intel and Grameen: Bringing technology to rural, impoverished communities through social business

By Craig Barrett (former Chairman and CEO at Intel) on May 19, 2008 Traveling the world it is not uncommon to see poverty and people living in conditions that are almost unimaginable. It is especially striking when you see young people with seemingly no hope to get an education that might allow them to rise above the barriers […]