October 31, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Accra, Ghana – Delivering vital, actionable information to smallholder and commercial farmers in Ghana is essential to improving farm productivity, generating revenue and improving livelihoods especially in rural farming communities. Agriculture in Ghana is increasingly becoming more knowledge-intensive, thus having access to timely, accurate information that is tailored to specific locations and conditions is critical in helping farmers make the most of their resources in often changing circumstances.
Despite significant advances in technology, farmers in Ghana remain vulnerable to climate variation, poor financial information, drought, poor harvests, weed infestations, and virulent pests. Farming techniques remain outdated, marketing costs too high, and incomes unacceptably low. In an inventive move, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, a technology driven, social impact Geospatial Company incorporated in Ghana is introducing a dedicated farmer helpline: 0500000996
Ghanaian farmers will be able to access weather forecast information in real-time, or request agronomic tips such as crop calendar, planting tips, and access pest and disease information. Additionally, farmers can send a request for farm survey and mapping services. They can call, send a text message, and or WhatsApp message from any mobile or fixed phone and with any network (Vodafone, MTN, TiGO, Airtel, GLO, Expresso). Standard call rates apply.
It is a stress-free, dependable source of information that farmers and other actors across the agricultural value chain can access irrespective of their location.
About Syecomp Ghana Ltd:
Syecomp Ghana Ltd is a technology driven, social impact Geospatial Company incorporated in Ghana since 2009 and primarily focuses on enhancing agriculture through ICTs and advanced geospatial solutions. The ccompany additionally support research and knowledge management activities.
Syecomp specializes in the acquisition, processing, analysis and synthesis of Geospatial data for various applications using Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS). The team has grown with deep roots in a nexus around Remote Sensing, GIS, Data Science, Agriculture, and Financial Inclusion.
The company’s operational focus spans West and Central Africa. Syecomp is made up of a dynamic knowledgeable team providing direct engagement and support for various actors across and along value chains in new dynamics of gathering multispectral and hyperspectral data to improve farm productivity, income and efficiency of operations. For more information, please visit: www.syecomp.com or email: Projects@syecomp.com