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IBM has awarded the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge grand prize to Agrolly, an app that helps small farmers cope with the environmental and business challenges of climate change.

Agrolly was created by a distributed team of developers from Brazil, India, Mongolia and Taiwan who met at Pace University in New York City.

Agrolly is powered by IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM Watson Studio, and IBM Watson Assistant. It aims to fill information gaps so farmers with limited resources can make more informed decisions, and obtain the necessary financing to help improve their economic outcomes.

Agrolly will receive $200,000, support from IBM Service Corps and technical experts, and ecosystem partners to incubate, test and deploy their solution. Agrolly will also receive assistance from The Linux Foundation to open-source their application so developers across the world can improve and scale the technology.

The Agrolly team has made the solution available as an app in the Google store, free of charge.

Another climate change solution, OffShip, received fifth place and was awarded $10,000.

Three COVID-19 solutions were also honored. Second place went to Business Buddy, which will receive $25,000. Safe Queue was given third place and $25,000; SchoolListIt was awarded fourth place and $10,000.

Call for Code also introduced a new initiative—Call for Code for Racial Justice—to urge its international community of developers to contribute to solutions to confront racial inequalities.

The announcements came during a virtual event, the “2020 Call for Code Awards: A Global Celebration of Tech for Good.”


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