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Congratulations to David Godding on Winning the Agri-Tech East GROW Competition

last modified Sep 21, 2017 11:48 AM

Congratulations to David Godding and the rest of the Farming Data team on winning Agri-Tech East's GROW competition. Farming Data has developed a software system that allows sub-Saharan Africa farmers to communicate with potential buyers using SMS messaging on a basic mobile phone, creating a market for their produce. Read about the competition here.

Excitingly, winning the competition has provided the opportunity for Farming Data to further develop as part of Allia Serious Impact. Team members will be provided space and professional mentoring as they decide on the next steps for their company.


David is a 2014 cohort PhD student in the BBSRC DTP Programme. He is currently modelling the spread and epidemiological impacts of whitefly vectors of cassava viruses in Africa in the lab of Professor Chris Gilligan in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. As part of the BBSRC DTP Programme David completed rotation projects in Plant Sciences and in the Department of Veterinary Medicine with Dr Colin Russell. He plans to spend part of his Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) developing Farming Data.