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Increase Productivity in 2024: 10 Agritech Tools for Farmers in Africa 

by Kehinde Giwa

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AgriPredict is a productivity software that helps farmers to reduce risks associated with farming. It has features that help predict plant and animal diseases, weather, pest infestation, drought etc.

As we have successfully segued from 2023 into 2024, it is important for farmers, agriprenuers, and agriculturists to reflect on the previous year; the successes and failures they’ve had in their various farm operations; crops cultivated,  livestock raised,  income, profit and loss, and technology adoptions that helped improved productivity. 

Some of these tools helped with weather forecasting, predicting rainfall to inform farmers of the best time to cultivate crops. Other farm management tools assisted with record keeping, documenting daily farming, financial operations, and the like.

But perhaps you didn’t adopt any tool to aid agricultural processes, 2024 is a good time to change this. In this article, you will find some agricultural tools – applications and websites – to help improve productivity this year. These boosters will aid activities such as recognising disease conditions in plants, predicting the weather for rainfall and drought, acquiring machinery to reduce labour, and increasing time efficiency among others.

1. Hello Tractor (Nigeria)

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Hello Tractor is a mobile app that connects tractor owners to farmers. Farmers can rent tractors within a few kilometres from their farmlands at affordable rates, without worrying about buying a tractor. This in turn aids farming operations like planting, tilling, harvesting and lots more. The app also helps in farm mapping and measurements. You can download the app on Play Store or via their website on hellotractor.com.

2. Agro Market Square (Nigeria)

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Agro Market Square is an e-commerce shop where farmers can display their produce to customers. On the website, farmers can easily sign up and list their produce. The shopping categories include tubers and grain, oil and spices, fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood and pastries. Agro Market Square operates with the Escrow financial model which acts as a neutral third party to hold assets or funds before they are transferred from one party to the other. Visit now at www.agromaeketsquare.ng to get started. 

3. AgriPredict (Zimbabwe)

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AgriPredict is a productivity software that helps farmers to reduce risks associated with farming. It has features that help predict plant and animal diseases, weather, pest infestation, drought etc. It uses cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to make possible predictions which helps to improve farmers’  productivity and increase income. Farmers can sign up on the application, create an account, add their locations and get live updates on weather forecasts within their locality. In cases of disease outbreaks, farmers can take pictures of diseased crops or livestock to get more information on it from the expansive application database. It also has an e-commerce section for farmers to display their goods. You can download the app on the Play Store.

4. My Crop Manager (Uganda)

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My Crop Manager helps farmers track operations, manage different crop fields, record harvest and revenue with ease. With the app, you can record all farming activities such as planting date and time, fertiliser application date, pruning, and expected time of harvest. You can also record the financial situation of the farm to make informed decisions on crops that are more profitable to cultivate. It has a user-friendly interface that makes for easy data entry and it can also generate farm monthly or yearly reports for analysis. My Crop Manager also allows offline use to input data as well as customised reminders of tasks. It can be used to manage all crops including, maize, rice, cowpea, vegetables, and wheat. You can download the app on the Play Store.

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5. My Cattle Manager (Uganda)

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This is specially designed for cattle farmers. The app helps record every inventory in a cattle farm. It tracks birth rate, milk production, death rate, parturition, gestation, weight tracking, breed tracking, oestrus synchronisation, etc. It also helps to document farm finances, from income to profit and loss management. It has a friendly user interface that is easy to understand and can be used offline by dairy and beef cattle farmers. You can download the app on the Play Store. You can also access other livestock farm management apps such as My Goat, My Sheep and My Piggy Manager from the same developer (Bivatec Ltd) on Play Store.

6. SwiftVee (South Africa)

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SwiftVee is a mobile app that helps livestock farmers conduct live auctions for animals. It is an e-commerce platform that aids the buying and selling of farm animals to individuals, abattoirs, and farm agents. The platform facilitates the discovery and viewing of livestock auctions and provides webcast advertising, online auctions, and online livestock insurance services and data products for financial institutions. It ensures market efficiency for livestock farmers by providing a market for them to sell their animals. You can download the app from Play Store.

7. iProcure (Kenya)

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According to the website, iProcure is the largest agricultural supply chain platform in rural Africa. It helps farmers with complete procurement and last-mile distribution. The platform supplies seeds, fertilisers, animal feed, and agrochemicals to rural farmers in East Africa. The app uses business intelligence software to help agro dealers track sales and stock management. To get started visit https://iprocu.re

8.  Cash2Crop Marketplace (Nigeria)

Source: www.crop2cash.com.ng

Crop2Cash Marketplace is an e-commerce platform where farmers can purchase quality farm services and inputs from trusted vendors. You can get seeds, machinery and farm equipment all in one place at the click of a button and have it delivered to your doorstep. To get started visit https://web.c2c.ng/

9.  Vendease (Nigeria)

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Vendease is a platform that helps in the procurement of agricultural produce for the food chain industry in Africa. The app aids restaurants to access fresh food directly from farmers, to ensure they get the best foodstuffs. It connects farmers to cities where they can sell their produce. Individuals can also take advantage of the app to order their foodstuffs in bulk at a cheaper rate. It provides a seamless way to order, pay and get food delivered to your doorstep. You can download the app on the Play Store.

10. Kitovu (Nigeria)

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Kitovu is an online platform that enables farmers to optimise production decisions and maximise profit. Their range of softwares includes Yieldmax, which helps smallholder farmers to better manage their farms. Farmers can increase yield through access to data-backed agronomy advisory and operational insights such as weather forecasts, fertiliser use and crop health. Another software, StorageX, provides storage facilities for farmers to store their excess produce during harvest. You can leverage these platforms by visiting https://kitovu.com.ng

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