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Agrilift starts crop monitoring tool to boost food production

Published on December 14, 2016

A crop monitoring technology project launched last week in Northern Province is expected to help agribusiness by providing timely agronomic data to small scale Irish potato farmers.

Agrilift, a local IT company supported by USAid, is rolling out its geo-spatial technology that relies on drones to measure crop’s growth data and transmit it to a web portal accessible by smallholder farmers’ co-operatives.

The pilot phase will target 2,000 potato farmers in three districts, helping them to make appropriate interventions by providing data on crop health during the growth phase of the crop. Key information expected in real time includes crop optimal maturity, nutrient deficiency, and disease incidence. Read more. Source | Rwanda Today