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Farmers will now detect fake seeds using mobile phone

Published on June 30, 2016

A farmer’s friendly technology that will save farmers from buying substandard seeds and pharmaceutical products has been unveiled.

The Information Technology system that provides an alert on the product through SMS has already been tested in the country and proved effective to detect counterfeits products.

 A strategist  director at mPedigree firm Selorm Branttie said the technology will help agro-farmers and customers in the region increase their ability to detect whether the seeds or medicine they intend to buy in the shop is fake by use of a mobile phone.

The director at mPedigree firm, Selorm Branttie said,

We have concluded a Strategic Partnership with Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) in which our EarlySensor and Ovasight technologies have been deployed into their certification program, thereby blocking any gaps for seed fakers who in the past made fake certificates and tags to push their substandard and low quality agro-inputs

Read more. Source | Standard Digital