Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Agricultural Technology- iCow


iCow Logo


   iCow was developed by Green Dreams TECH Ltd with an ambition to assist smallholders in maximizing their returns. As in the name of the application itself, the app specifically helps farmers or anyone who are involved with dairy industry. This app can be accessed through mobile phones or internet. To optimally utilize the app, farmers have to subscribe first to Mashauri-Farmer Tips from which they will get 3 SMS tips each week at Ksh 3 per SMS. Upon subscription, they also can receive several tips concerning each specific cow, calf or heifer at Ksh 3 per SMS. This app is fortunately available in both English and Kiswahili so that farmers from all around the world can subscribe and utilize this helpful application.

Pros: It is available in both English and Kiswahili so all farmers worldwide can utilize it. It provides many kinds of information regarding breeding cows, along with both diet information and diseases information of various types of cows. 


Cons: Farmers unfortunately have to pay to utilize the app. Not many farmers are willing to pay for such information. 

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