Agriculture just like any other sector has benefited from the recent ICT innovations. In some countries, farmers and government agencies are now actively sharing information and best practices via social media. The digital farm Service also seeks to bridge the gap between the extension officers and the farmers in Kenya. The mobile-web based app enables farmers to ask questions via SMS, audio or video recordings and an expert respond to the questions immediately.
Thanks to the technological advancements in Agriculture, farmers are now able to receive information on when to plant crops and what type, weather updates, agricultural produce fairs and crop prices via mobile apps. These kind of information helps farmers boost productivity and income.
The technological spread is improving lives globally and it is estimated that there is a 48 billion USD potential in Africa’s agricultural income. Now that’s legendary!
This video sums up some of the emergent technological trends in the agricultural sector.