For a quick read, check out this link http://ardyis.cta.int/en/news/other-news/item/133-youthful-innovation-at-apps4africa that highlights young persons using mobile phone applications for agriculture! People use their mobile devices in many situations for a number of reasons.
It follows that while working in your greenhouse, getting input supplies, harvesting or some other agricultural activity that your mobile device can be useful. Some of the apps creted by young africans in agriculture include:
- A grain supply management system that monitors the purchase, storage, distribution and consumption of grain across Tanzania
- A calculator which looks at climate and locality data to help farmers decide which crops to plant and when. The app focuses on the most commonly grown crops in Kenya
- A mobile and web-based application that serves as a marketplace for crops by linking communities in need with those who have the required produce; based in Uganda
So the question is…WHERE ARE THE AGRI-BASED APPS FOR THE CARIBBEAN REGION!!!