Mobile app provides forecasts for Rwandan coffee farmers
Technology is great! It helps you do stuff you never thought you would be able to and in quite a short time. In the sphere of agriculture technology has helped improve the quality of seeds and enable farmers easily access extension services and increase their productivity. Rwandan coffee farmers are set to get a boost in the fight against coffee rust with the creation of a mobile app created by a startup incubated at ESA in the UK. The app will enable the coffee farmers protect and improve their crops by providing highly localized weather forecasts helping them make the best decisions at the right time. The hyper local forecasts can alert farmers to changes in rain patterns and any disease threat. The weather safe coffee farmer edition app can run on multiple mobile software like Apple ios, Android and Blackberry.
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