Rain for Africa, part of GEodata 4 Agriculture and water facility, aims to provide agricultural advisory services to farmers based on the best available weather and climate information at their specific location to help improve the quality and quantity of food production in a sustainable manner. The deliverables of the project are services to assist farmers with determining the best dates to plant, spray, irrigate or harvest. These advisories are made available via the HydroNET webportal, AgriCloud Smartphone App and USSD service.
Weather Impact was involved in the development of the AgriCloud smartphone app. This is an app for extension officers with real time planting and spraying advisories for their farmers. The advisories are translated in 11 local South African languages. You can find the app in the Google Play Store.
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