November 11, 2011

iCow: Kenyans now manage their herds via mobile phone

iCow.jpg The iCow mobile-phone app, invented by an organic farmer outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is just one example of the country's growing high-tech entrepreneurial culture. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

quotemarksright.jpgiCow is a mobile-phone application that allows herders to register each individual cow, and to receive individualized text messages on their mobile phones, including advice for veterinary care and feeding schedules, a database of experts, and updated market rates on cattle prices. Itís an example of how high technology can help out even in the low-tech business of agriculture, in which 80 percent of Kenyans make a living.

... Ms Su Kahumbuís iCow may not be the latest sensation on Wall Street, but experts say it is just the latest example of an innovative high-tech entrepreneurial culture that has started to take hold in Kenya. quotesmarksleft.jpg

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