For example, it can enable soil conditions to be monitored in conjunction with weather information in order to better plan the planting and harvest season. Similarly, Geographical Information Systems can be used to provide pre-emptive information on pests and animal diseases so farmers can respond accordingly to the level of risk. Optimizing the use of fertilizer, seeds, and water can also be done by utilizing mobile and cloud computing technologies. This helps farmers save money while reducing consumption.
This app connects agricultural producers (farmers) in Uganda and provides them with shared knowledge on ways to maximize their land’s productivity while protecting its resources for future generations. Such shared knowledge is more critical as agricultural producers seek to meet the economic growth, food, and needs of a growing population.