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African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) 2016

Improving Agricultural Productivity and Climate Change Resilience Using the LandInfo Mobile App Technology

Agricultural Productivity - Climate change

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

Titre : Improving Agricultural Productivity and Climate Change Resilience Using the LandInfo Mobile App Technology

Région/Pays : Afrique

Date : 2016 6 mois

Contexte
The The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) in collaboration with the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA) and other partners have developed an innovative mobile app called the LandInfo that allows individuals and organizations use a mobile phone to determine land potentials at any specific location based on local and global knowledge and information. The LandInfo therefore provides knowledge and information on soil and climate through a mobile phone which then enables farmers take decision on the most suitable crop for any given piece of land and under the prevailing climatic conditions. The LandInfo is freely accessible and can be used anywhere. It then becomes a veritable tool that can complement the work of extension workers in providing advisory services relating to soils, climate and crops to be grown by rural farmers

Descriptif
The project aims to address a capacity development need identified in most Africa’s national capacity development strategies by building the inpidual and institutional capacity to use emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phone technology as a tool for providing useful information to enhance effective decision-making for agricultural productivity, sustainable land-use management and climate change resilience.

Objectifs
Specifically, the project aims to : * create awareness and sensitize the agricultural extension agents (EAs) and contact farmers in Meru County in Kenya about the LandInfo mobile app technology and its potentials ; and * build the capacity of EAs and contact farmers in the selected county to effectively deploy the LandInfo mobile app for agricultural production, land use planning and climate change resilience.

Mise en œuvre : African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

Subvention : African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS)

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

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