Category: ICT Apps in Agric

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 Business Services 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.… 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 →

USAID invites Concept Papers for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food and Security (BFS), Office of Country Strategy and Implementation Support (CSI) is accepting Concept Papers for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund. Applications can be made for 3-year grant to implement project in one to six New Alliance Countries Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. It should contribute… Read more →

Towards Geo-enabled Agriculture in Ghana using Geospatial Technology: Syecomp Business Services Ltd

About a fortnight ago, I was a panel speaker at a high level highly interactive forum at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on “Envisioning a Spatially Enabled Ghana”. During the panel discussion on “Towards Geo-enabled Agriculture”, I made a presentation on the services offered by Syecomp Business Services Ltd in the area of Geospatial Survey and Mapping services for… Read more →

Ghana launches first West African Farmer Helpline!

Feeding the nation and investing in our farmers is a key priority of Government and a critical driver for Ghana’s 2020 vision. Despite significant advances in technology, farmers remain vulnerable to climate change, drought, poor harvests, weed infestations and virulent pests. Farming techniques remain outdated, marketing costs too high, and incomes unacceptably low. There is a slow drift of young… Read more →