Smallholder farmers are the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, with rain-fed agriculture accounting for more than 90% of farmed land in sub-Saharan Africa. These farmers face many risks beyond their control, including drought, disease and pest epidemics. But a new GPS-based digital technology may help many African Smallholder farmers improve crop yields and increase income.
The new technology solution was initially deployed in India and is now being pushed across the African continent in countries like Malawi and Tanzania.
This solution is a fruit of a partnership between Techno Brain, Microsoft, and the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) and ETG Farmers Foundation in Tanzania, respectively. Read more