Topic: A roadmap for a participatory mobile application for farmers:
The talk is to focused on sharing a road map for a participatory Mobile Phone App development and to discuss the utility of such a technology as a method of communicating information to and from farmers, agricultural specialists/extensionists, and organizations in Uganda. Other examples of agricultural Apps developed by other partnering groups in Uganda where also demonstrated.
Mr. Sostino Mocumbe is currently working on a USAID Feed the Future project “Farmer Decision Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize-Bean Production Systems” and has worked with Programmers to develop a prototype stand-alone App at IIAM in Mozambique to illustrate what can be done at the basic level.
Prof. Abbott is a communication and media expert. He is currently working as an international consultant on agricultural and rural development projects in Uganda, Mozambique and Tajikistan