Tuesday
May 7
2019

Smart Tech: The New Tool for African Farmers

How do you manage the trick of feeding school children better and at a lower cost?

How do you count the number of mangoes on your farm so that you get a fair price?

And what’s a clever-but-cheap way for a farmer to cut down his irrigation bill?

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa may have the image of relentless toil and low productivity, but experts say new tech is changing the picture.

Farmers, crop buyers and other sector professionals have started to harness smart gadgets and crunch numbers to improve productivity, reduce costs and smooth out wrinkles in the markets, they say.

Photo courtesy of A’Melody Lee.

Source: AFP (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Agriculture, Technology
Tags
agriculture, agtech, emerging markets, farmers, smallholder farmers, tech for good