Cojengo, a technology company based in Scotland has partnered with Microsoft and its 4Afrika initiative to develop a mobile app that will allow Vets and farmers in East Africa diagnose livestock disease and provide suitable drugs for farm animals.
The VetAfrica app, which is designed as a decision support system for proficient farmers, animal health workers and veterinary professionals, gives users diagnostic advice on animal diseases as well as the most effective drugs for the ailment. It also helps farmers to record animal data, thereby addressing the challenges faced by livestock farmers in Africa.
“Working with Microsoft, the company has embraced and tapped into the mobile revolution sweeping Africa,” Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.
“Cojengo is a shining example of a new generation of creative Scottish companies with the ambition and skills to create and grow successful businesses,” she added.
The App which has already undergone field testing will help to change the lives of farmers in Africa for the better.
Specifically, the app is now available to farmers in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. Adopters of the app will be able to use the health solution through their mobile phones.
Of all the regions in Africa, East African countries, particularly Kenya and Tanzania, have been hailed for their quick adoption of digital and mobile technologies towards improving living standards.