Mobile phone app to monitor fall armyworm in Africa

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has developed a mobile phone application for use by smallholder farmers and agricultural extension officers to collect data to monitor and quantify the impact of fall armyworm (FAW) outbreaks. The FAO says the Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning Syste (FAMEWS) app…

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AfriScout app helps African pastoralists find water and pasture

Project Concern International (PCI) has launched a mobile phone application to help African pastoralists in arid areas find pasture and water resources for their cattle. The AfriScout app was launched on 1 February in Kenya. Successful tests have also been concluded in Tanzania and Ethiopia. The application uses satellite maps…

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Farmcrowdy app allows ordinary Nigerians to fund farmers

Nigerians will now be able to fund small-scale farmers through a new app developed by Farmcrowdy. The Nigerian agricultural platform has added a new category for funding small-scale farming in Africa where Nigerians can sponsor agriculture. The funds generated will be used to secure land, plant crops and meet small-scale…

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Is this the complete farming app for Africa?

Mobile technology can become a powerful tool to advance a farmer's business and knowledge, like for instance this new app that will be introduced soon. Africa’s small-scale farmers are in a process of transition and transformation as they move towards commercialisation. Subsistence farmers are part of the African landscape. Some…

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