Although agriculture and mobile apps technology may appear disconnected on the face of it, there is already an increasing amount of evidence to suggest that making use of mobile and cloud-based applications not only addresses these sustainability challenges but also creates financial value for both large agriculture-based companies and smallholder farmers.

The introduction of such mobile technology by U-TOUCH AGR-TECH will lead to the creation of innovative services and applications that are used within the agricultural chains in Uganda. In Uganda, where a large proportion of the workforce is employed in agriculture, mobile technology will commonly be used to deliver services for connecting farmers (producers) to buyers. The technology Agricultural service shall also include market information such as trading facilities, weather information, peer-to-peer learning and financial services.

Spreading agricultural related information to farmers in the poorest communities of Uganda shall be made easier with the help of U-TOUCH AGR-TECH online education. Benefits of such connectivity and information flow is that it helps farmers make better land management decisions and also connects a farmer to the buyer hence enabling a farmer to earn highly and develop.

U-TOUCH AGR-TECH helps farmers make better land management

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.