2021 Awardees

Each project team will receive funding, technical contributions from Google and access to computational resources. Academics in this program will be recognized as “Impact Scholars” for their contributions towards advancing research for social good.

Congratulations to all the recipients of this round’s support. We’re looking forward to continuing to nurture the AI for Social Good community, bringing together experts from diverse backgrounds with the common goal of advancing AI to improve lives around the world.


  • Building AI-based Market Intelligence Systems for Farmer Collectives w/ Aaditeshwar Seth (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) and Centre for Collective Development (India)

  • High-resolution Satellite Imagery for Modeling the Impact of Aridification on Crop Production: Paddy Cultivation in the Cauvery Delta w/ Saket Anand (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi) and M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (India)

  • Incentive Engineering and Truthful Mechanisms for Grassland Quality and Local Market Price Estimation in Africa w/ Long Tran-Thanh (University of Warwick) and AfriScout (Kenya)

  • What Should I Grow Today so I Make Money Tomorrow? Using Social, Environmental, and Market Data to Support Small Farmers’ Crop Planning w/ John Dickerson (University of Maryland, College Park) and Kheyti (India)

  • Adoption of smartphone agro-applications for field-based disease diagnosis and real-time feedback for smallholder farmers w/ Godliver Owomugisha (Busitema University) and Papoli Community Development Foundation (Uganda)

  • Towards Achieving Better Market Access for Smallholder Farmers w/ Daphney-Stavroula Zois (University at Albany, SUNY) and AGRI-WEB (Ghana)


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