River prediction app supports farmers in Nigeria

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Increasingly, apps are used to help tackle environmental issues. Here at Springwise we have seen technology used to crowdsource a map of unsafe drinking water, a water saving app which helps Spanish farmers calculate the best time to water their strawberries and an open source app that connects traditional South African fishers to markets. Now, a collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the International Water Management Institute is helping to warn Nigerian farmers about the risk of flooding. The IWMI WetIn free mobile app monitors rivers and streams in the Niger-Benue river systems. The service…

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