Computer scientist creates software to support farmers

ByMelinda D. Loyola

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A Ugandan computer scientist has created a world-wide-web software intended to support farmers in document retaining and obtain to details on the most effective investment decision decisions.

The app also can help farmers preserve observe of their functions, fiscal records, and gives assistance on profitable farming tactics and the ideal-farming strategies.

Ms Mercy Nekesa, an entrepreneur in Mbale Town and a founder of Raining Vegetables Ltd, constructed the app.

The app, which can be accessed by way of a browser on cell equipment, was constructed in between last July to February this 12 months.

Ms Nekesa is a single of the 150 gals business people who was equipped all through the Increasing Woman Coaching in Mbale very last month.

The coaching was organised by Keep an eye on Publications Minimal in partnership with dfcu Financial institution and Uganda Expense Authority (UIA) in the fifth version of the  Mounting Woman  initiative.

The initiative aims at recognising, celebrating, and selling a culture of mentorship amongst girls in small business. 

It also equips business people with standard business enterprise skills to get started, expand, and regulate distinctive sorts of enterprises.

Ms Nekesa, who graduated from the Point out University of New York at Buffalo in the US, told Each day Monitor  previous week that the application allows farmers boost their produce and money.

“The app assists the farmers select the most effective farming sectors to make investments in dependent on factors this kind of as their location, funds, and climate. It can help farmers to keep track of their farm things to do from any spot at any time,” she explained.

Ms Nekesa stated the software package also does financial evaluation of the farm in true-time to ensure that farmers have exact records and use accredited farming strategies.

“Farmers can use the app to monitor all the procedures ranging from planting, labour input, harvest, and profits, between many others so that they can ably make the proper conclusions,” she said.

The pc scientist included that the application also tends to make it much easier for organisations and corporations to monitor multiple farmers from wherever at any time.

“This software package will come to be the go-to useful resource for advertising thriving commercial farming in Uganda due to the fact over-reliance on subsistence is the key induce of the continued high poverty stages,” she reported.

Ms Leslie Mutumba, the financial investment govt (SMEs) at UIA, stated ladies enterprises play a important job in the progress of the country.

“We realised that most of the SMEs in the nation are women of all ages-owned. We only want them to streamline the way they operate their organization, especially as regards to maintaining data and formalising their corporations,” she explained.

The Uganda Nationwide Panel survey unveiled in 2019 showed that 75 % of Ugandans devoid of official training have interaction agriculture.

During the start of the Parish Improvement Product in Kibuku District early this year, President Museveni said 39 per cent of Uganda’s 41 million inhabitants stay from hand to mouth.