This application is designed to alert farmers on new trends, such as climate-smart farming practices.
Revofarm is an app designed to connect farmers to markets and market data. The website is frequently updated with the crop conditions by the farmers, who send updates via SMS.
Installing the application is free, this includes accessing the market prices and places.
Accessing the weather and field features has an additional fee of 5 USD per month.
Users of the SMS system have a fee of 2.50 USD per month.
Farmers in Jamaica
2017 Revofarm LTD
Users can download the app in Google Play.
Over 800 users for the SMS system and 45 for the application (after a month of the release)
(smartphone ,feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
(2G, 3G, 4G, LTE,…)
(Connection to market, Microsavings, Supply chain information, Education on farming practices, Weather information, etc)
Revofarm splits its services into three packages:
– Market insight
– Weather and agronomic data
– Market linkages
They collaborate with NGOs, including Jamaica Castor Industry Association
Support provided by the manufacturer
Improving the productivity of farmers in Jamaica by offering a channel to obtain information related to weather, agronomic, and market data.
Revofarm and other similar systems were tested in different countries.
One similar product disseminated training and advice on good farming practices using text messages to reach 230,000 young farmers in Kenya and Tanzania with results showing that farmers had increased crop yields of 50%, and 125% return on investment (Chatel, 2018).
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria
Alakpa, S.O.E., Afolabi, S.O., and Ighalo, I.J., 2019, Assessment of Extension Agents´Perception of Mobile Phone Usage for Communication with Farmers in Edo South of Edo State, Nigeria, Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(3), pp. 131-135.
Dookie, N., 2018, ICT Start-Ups for Crop Production and Marketing, Spore Magazine 189.
Chatel, B., 2018, Next Generation Farmers: Digitally Connected and Business Minded. In Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen, The Netherlands, CTA Spore, N 187, pp 4-6.
Working experience was analyzed by collecting the socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents.
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