Project Concern International

AfriScout mobile app provides pastoralists with information on pasture and water using satellite data and mobile technology.

Product description Brand name and product description

AfriScout is a mobile app that provides information on pasture and water to pastoralist communities for their animals. The platform uses satellite data to detect the presence of surface water and vegetation conditions, which is then relayed to pastoralists using the mobile app.

The app has localized grazing maps for different locations and keeps historical data from the past 12 months and which is useful in tracking the seasonal trends.

The information provided enables the pastoralists to make accurate migration decisions that reduce conflicts and allow for better pasture management. Peer to peer alerts also helps to notify people of conflicts, the presence of predators, and animal disease.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Free for the first six months, then a subscription of 30 USD per year is required.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Traditional methods like the use of scouts.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Pastoral communities

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