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Rwandan woman develops app to boost agriculture

Fresh Common Potato
Vegetables
Rwanda
Published Apr 29, 2023

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The Smart Potato Greenhouse Technology app uses sensors to monitor soil quality and temperature and automates irrigation.

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The Smart Potato Greenhouse Technology app uses sensors to monitor soil quality and temperature and automates irrigation Fresh from undertaking a six-month training in "Internet of Things" (IoTs) at the Catholic University of Rwanda (CUR) in the country's Huye and Gisagara Districts, 24-year-old Clemence Uwamutarambirwa developed a mobile phone application that uses sensors to monitor soil quality and temperature and can automate irrigation. IOTs refers to the technology that enables inert objects to be embedded with sensors and software and networked for the purpose of exchanging data. UN Women Rwanda collaborates with the Catholic University of Rwanda under a joint youth programme funded by Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to support women and girls in creating job opportunities. Ms. Uwamutarambirwa was one of 25 trainees who benefited from the six-month IoTs training Ms. Uwamutarambirwa calls her App the Smart ...
Source: All Africa
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