Updated on June 1, 2024

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Created on October 1, 2020

MyAnga

MyAnga is an application that provides weather information to pastoralist communities.

Developed By
  1. Amfratech
Tested By
  • Amfratech
  • CTA
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

MyAnga is an application design to provide weather forecast information about Marsabit and Isiolo Counties, northeastern Kenya.

The application was developed as one of the results of the CLI-MARK initiative (Enhancing Market Response to Resilience in Livestock Value Chain in Eastern Africa), and it consists of a web dashboard and weekly SMS subscription to convey information about the weather.

Target SDGs

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Amfratch and aWhere

Manufacturing/Building Method

Software development

Intellectural Property Type

Trade Secret

User Provision Model

Free, the application for iOS and Android systems.

Distributions to Date Status

Over 100 installations from Google Play Store as of 2020.

Mobile service required

Mobile internet connection or Wi-Fi

Devices required

Smartphone

Additional features required

No

Permanent network connectivity required

Yes

Two way communication (Y/N)

Yes

Level of coverage needed

3G

Usage rate (%)

Over 100 installations through playstore

Literacy support

No

List of languages available

English and Swahili

Operating system and version

iOS (10.0 or later), Android (4.1 or later)

Power Requirements

N/A

mAgriculture Application

Weather forecast

Design Specifications

The app features information regarding:

  • the past seven days
  • daily weather forecasts for the next seven days
  • the rainfall distribution over the past 30 days
  • expected moisture conditions
  • expected drought conditions
The mobile app launched a piloted in northeastern Kenya, namely on the Marsabit and Isiolo counties. The app frontend was designed to be simple, offering easy navigation between the different screens.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Contact information can be on the website.

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

N/A

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To provide accurate weather information to Kenyan pastoralists, increasing preparedness for and mitigation against climatic risks for pastoralists, and other stakeholders in drought management, including the Kenyan government and development partners.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

N/A

Complementary Technical Systems

N/A

Academic Research and References

Thomson Reuters Foundation. n.d. “Smart Weather App Helps Kenya’s Herders Brace for Drought.” News.Trust.Org. Accessed June 1, 2024. https://news.trust.org/item/20210216115104-24vb6/

N.d. Cgiar.Org. Accessed June 1, 2024. https://cgspace.cgiar.org/server/api/core/bitstreams/693738df-e924-4377-b4b8-051591769a62/content

Compliance with regulations

N/A

Evaluation methods

Unknown

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