Category: ICT Apps in Agric

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 →

CTA Awards Grant to Ghanaian Geospatial Mapping Company

Syecomp Business Services Ltd, a private-sector provider of Agricultural Research and Geospatial Survey and Mapping company in Ghana has been awarded a grant by The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to develop a proof of concept and explore viable business models for the adoption of Geospatial Technology (GIS/Global Positioning Systems), dissemination of agro-climatic information and mFarm actor-chain interactions in… Read more →

CTA announces grants to five institutions to facilitate the scaling up of ICT solutions in ACP countries

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) this week announced five grants totalling 400,000 EUR (536,040 USD) to five institutions in Africa and the European Union to support the adoption, uptake and scaling of information and communication technologies (ICTs) support for agriculture. This comes as a follow-up to the ICT4Ag International Conference organised by CTA and its partners… Read more →

Ghanaian Company to launch Satellite Information Service for Farmers

Syecomp Ghana Ltd, a leading Ghanaian geospatial survey and mapping company will be launching a service to provide meteorological information services on agriculture for smallholder and commercial farmers in Ghana. This is the first service of its kind in Ghana where farmers will receive and also request for scientific information on weather, soil and crop-related conditions of their farms. “The use… Read more →

PwC Acquires Geotraceability

PwC has today announced the acquisition of GeoTraceability, a company offering specialised tracking and data collection technology for natural resources including cocoa, coffee, cotton, nuts and minerals globally. GeoTraceability uses data gathering and monitoring technology such as GPS mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and mobile phone and bar coding systems to track products from origin to shop floor. This… Read more →