Mavo Diami services launched

Published on 23 November 2020 by Tamara Lancel

We reached a next step in the G4AW Project Mavo Diami in Angola. Farmers now receive a daily agro-weather update on their mobile phone, through a Telegram application. The application is called the KRES Service. Already up to 100 farmers are registered to this KRES Service, and the number of registrations is growing every day. Next to the daily automatic update, the farmer can also start a dialogue with the digital KRES assistant and ask questions about the land suitability for various crops or about the suitability for land preparation. For large farmers, an activity tracking module is implemented. This way the farmers can track all their field activities.

The current application is only available for farmers with a smartphone. During this growing season, the application is extended with new features. Also a specific application for feature phones will be developed, so more farmers -mostly small holders- can benefit from the service as well.

The application is a joint effort from all the project partners in the Mavo Diami consortium; World Vision, eLeaf, FutureWater, Aequator and KresLider. Weather Impact delivers the daily weather update and weather suitability for a set of farm management practices. The application works for every location inside Angola.