Updated on February 23, 2024

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Created on September 13, 2019

Revofarm

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This application is designed to alert farmers on new trends, such as climate-smart farming practices.

Developed By
  1. Revofarm
Tested By
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 1: No Poverty

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Market Suggested Retail Price

$5.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Revofarm

Manufacturing/Building Method

N/A

Intellectural Property Type

Select 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)

Design Specifications

Revofarm splits its services into three packages: - Market insight - Weather and agronomic data - Market linkages They collaborate with NGOs, including Jamaica Castor Industry Association

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Support provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

N/A

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).

Safety

N/A

Complementary Technical Systems

None

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

None

Evaluation methods

Working experience was analyzed by collecting the socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents.

Other Information

None

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