Agripredict, led by young founder and CEO Mwila Kangwa, helps identify and stop the crop diseases that have ravaged Zambia’s farms in past seasons. Using Agripredict’s phone application, the 22,000 Zambian farmers in the company’s pilot program can get detailed information on plant diseases and weather patterns that would before have come only from skilled agronomists. This has helped farmers cut costs and run their farms more efficiently, and also enabled older, non-tech-focused farmers access to reliable data – even if they cannot afford smartphone plans.
Source: BBC Workfile
Date: August 27th, 2019
Link (includes video): https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190822-the-zambian-agri-tech-app-making-farming-cool
- What is being written about here could be done in your country or state. How would you roll this out to users?
- How does this idea work “even if they cannot afford smartphone plans”?