KARLO launches 14 mobile apps to transform agriculture
During the East African Farmers Digital Conference, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KARLO) launched 14 agribusiness apps to help farmers in making farming choices and decisions.
This development comes as agricultural industry in Africa is experiencing a growth in technology driven applications – from drones, apps, GIS and many others. These digitization efforts in agriculture allows farmers to access markets, improve their farming practices as well as to predict weather accurately.
KARLO seeks to give farmers research based information they need, and the organization seeks to ensure farmers have access to key information through ICT tools.
Boniface Akuku, the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at KARLO is quoted saying the launched the applications are set to usher in a new revolution that will help lower prices for consumers, contribute to smart agriculture and motivate farmers to increase their production.
KARLO funded the creation of the mobile applications, and these apps provide a step by step information on how to manage avocado, banana, garlic, spider flower and cassava farm.
There are other apps that address the fall armyworm reporting and mapping, grey leaf spot disease resistance maize varieties and maize lethal necrosis disease control.
The Apps are available on the Google Play store.
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