Farmsmart provides real-time, customised recommendations to farmers based on data about their location, soil type and other parameters
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Spotted: Farmsmart, a new app for farmers in Kenya, aims to help them plant the best crops for their land. The app also helps farmers sell their products and track their finances, the company says.
Farmsmart provides customised information on sustainable and climate-smart farming for smallholder farmers. The app takes the farmer through all stages of the process. First, it asks farmers to provide basic data about their plot size, location, season and soil type. Then, Farmsmart analyses the data and provides personalised recommendations via its chatbot.
It also offers information and recommendations for all stages of the growing process. The app provides a number of additional services, including connecting farmers, advice on selling products and help tracking finances.
Farmsmart, developed with the help of UK-based Amido, is free to use and is currently available in Kenya. The developers plan to expand the app’s coverage in the future.