New tech app to boost national agric targets
Global, Africa, Rwanda
A new information and communication technology-leaning project has been rolled out in the framework of improving the resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.
Smallholder farmers are considered the backbone of the country’s agriculture and feed millions through getting reliable and timely information and knowledge.
The project called “Agricultural Services and Digital Inclusion in Rwanda” was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources and the Ministry of Youth and ICT. It was launched at the end of March, 2017 in Kigali.
The project is planned for four mobile applications; ‘Cure and feed your livestock,’ ‘eNtrifood,’ ‘Weather and crop calendar,’ and ‘AgriMarketplace,’ all of which will be developed by Rwandan software developers.
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