Category: ICT Apps in Agric

2 Ghanaian ICT Companies Selected to Operationalise Drone Technology in Agriculture in Ghana

Two well-known Ghanaian ICT for Agriculture companies, Syecomp Ghana Ltd and Farmerline Ltd, are set to fully deploy Unamanned Aerial Vehicles-UAVs ( popularly known as drones) to improve the agricultural sector in Ghana. This was made known to AgricInGhana.com via Twitter feed. The initiative is supported through financial and technical support from the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation… Read more →

Esoko receives grant funding to help smallholder farmers in Ghana

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) this week announced a US$867,788 grant to Esoko Ghana for the implementation of a MasterCard Foundation-funded project- the Agro Input Access Solution Project. The 36-month project is expected to support the deployment of an innovative technology solution termed “Fashiba”, aimed at helping over 80,000 smallholder farmers to overcome challenges associated with… Read more →

GCAA to Regulate Use of Drones from September

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has come up with standards and practices to regulate the operations of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones, with effect from September this year. This means owners and users of drones, as well as those who wish to acquire them, need to officially apply to the GCAA to secure approval before… Read more →

E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

E-agriculture is about designing, developing and applying innovative ways to use ICTs in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture. E-agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to some agricultural challenge and holds great potential in promoting sustainable agriculture while protecting the environment and finding an effective way to feed the world’s population. Setting in place a national… Read more →

Farmers in Ghana to benefit from Digitized Soil Information Service

The Ghana Soil Information Service has been formed to provide soil information electronically. Information will be available through digital maps to farmers and other end users. The initiative, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will help address crop production decline due to cultivation in wrong soil types as well as inappropriate application of fertiliser. Dr. Joseph Fening, Director of Soil… Read more →

Short Term Contract: Web and Mobile App Developer

Having demonstrable knowledge in web and mobile application development? Can you develop an essential application within 2 months? Possessing relevant knowledge in MySQL database ( including other online database management tools) and Google cloud computing? Exhibit aesthetic appreciation of a development environment? Get in touch for a discussion for a short term contract! Application Deadline: March 24, 2016 Email us… Read more →

Learning Note 3: Relevance of Agroclimatic Information

Climate change has a major impact on agriculture. However, it also produces 15 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and thus contributes to global warming. Temperature increases, changes in precipitation, more frequent floods and droughts, and rising sea levels all affect agricultural systems and production. In the subtropical and tropical regions in many developing countries, the negative impacts can already… Read more →

Learning Note 2-Project Impact Measurement

One of the critical challenges with implementing impact-oriented projects is developing a matrix to evaluate project results and measuring impact. At Syecomp Ghana Ltd, we believe critical success factors in delivering results include stakeholder participation, active inclusion of direct project constituents, and activity/service continuity. In our implementation of the CTA-funded proof of concept project on Geospatial Technology and Agroclimatic Information Service… Read more →

Syecomp Farm GPS Data Capture Activities

Syecomp Ghana Ltd recently had had their project staff on the field capturing farm data from pineapple,mango and vegetable farmers in Volta and Eastern Region of Ghana. This is part of the company’s project activities in the deployment of Geospatial Technologies and Agroclimatic Information Services for Smallholder Farmers in Ghana-Proof of Concept phase. The project team deeply appreciate the continuous support… Read more →