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SciDevNet published an article supported by the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

The article focuses on the various apps that are available in agriculture as curated by the Apps4Ag database. The example of Farmerline app is highlighted; this app gives smallholder farmers voice-based messages in their local langauges.

Through this service farmers can get price related information; the use of insecticides and weather information. Other cited in the article that are popular in agriculture include the iCow – cattle information services in Kenya; Mrittikā – weather and soil analysis tools in Bangladesh and; FarmDrive – provides loans to farmers.

The article concludes by reviewing the Apps4Ag database.

Read the full article here