Most farmers in Uganda lose up to 70% of their potential yield to fall armyworm and this directly affects their livelihood. The losses are due to improper, late identification of the pest and the lack of proper and consistent crop scouting.
Our solution, FAWLEA is a smart identification and scouting tool that targets to reduce losses of maize for mainly smallholder farmers by up to 90%. The solution is an android application that can be used by farmers independently or through a village agent, and it helps them to exclusively and accurately identify fall armyworm early, perform consistent and guided scouting, guides them on how to handle infestations, access agricultural specialists and other farmers; and provides them an avenue to profile and sale their produce
Our target is to have at least 30,000 farmers and 1000 village agents using the service by 2022.