Rwanda: A mobile app to enhance potato production

Fresh Common Potato
Published May 12, 2023

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The Smart Potato Greenhouse Technology (SPGT) app that uses Sensors to monitor soil quality and temperature and can automate irrigation is currently being used to detect levels of temperature and humidity of potatoes in greenhouses in Musanze District, southern province of Rwanda. “This technology helps our farmers and greenhouse managers to monitor soil quality, humidity, temperature and automate the irrigation process, but it also improves the security systems using different sensors,” said Uwamutarambirwa. With one district covered, the App is expected to be scaled up to other districts later in the year as its success will attract farmers in other parts of the country. The invention is now considered to be a significant solution to hunger and nutrition challenges in the country where 65 per cent of its Households engage in agriculture activities such as crop production or animal husbandry. Internet of Things (IoTs) training Ms Uwamutarambirwa developed the SPGT app after ...
Source: Argenpapa
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