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ICT4Ag Hackathon spurs success in Africa. Is the Caribbean next?

July 27, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on ICT4Ag Hackathon spurs success in Africa. Is the Caribbean next?»



Growing up in a smallholder farming community and acquiring a Computer Science degree does not inevitably produce an ICT4Ag developer, but when it does, it spurs a wave of innovation. 23 year old Peris Bosire, co-founder of Farm Drive, exemplifies just that. Ms Bosire drew her inspiration to develop an agri-app from her subsistence farming community in Kisii, Kenya. Her parents are small-scale farmers who seldom access credit from financial institutions because they have no credit profile and farm records. The Bosires are only a representation of what many smallholder farmers in Kenya experience. To tackle this problem, Ms. Bosire and ...