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.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can download the app in Google Play.
Distributions to Date Status
Over 800 users for the SMS system and 45 for the application (after a month of the release)
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
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Improving the productivity of farmers in Jamaica by offering a channel to obtain information related to weather, agronomic, and market data.
Vetted Performance Status
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).
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
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.
Compliance with regulations