iCow Partners with Safaricom

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Safaricom has partnered with iCow to help more farmers access the application. Launched in 2010, iCow provides dairy farmers with information and professional advice on rearing of their animals.


 Safaricom to launch app for dairy farmers

Safaricom will Wednesday launch a mobile software application that will enable dairy farmers access information on feeding, disease prevention, milking methods and calf management. The new software is aimed at boosting data and Short Message Service (SMS) usage. The application, dubbed iCow, is the product of a partnership between the mobile operator and Green Dreams Tech Ltd.


  A4A2010 Winner iCow Launches Partnership with Safaricom

Su Kahumbu and the team behind Apps4Africa 2010 Winner iCow announced a new partnership with Kenya’s largest mobile telecom provider, Safaricom. The partnership will help iCow distribute its app to the 19 million people Safaricom’s network reaches everyday in Kenya. As part of the deal iCow is also being supported by a locally renown advertising firm and business consultants.


iCow Launch with Safaricom

As readers of our blog will know, we have been supporting Kenyan agricultural start-up, iCow, for a while. Yesterday, they announced the details of their partnership with leading mobile operator Safaricom. Here is our take on iCow’s journey to date and our thoughts on this partnership.


A farmer's best friend!

iCow is accessed by farmers all through their mobile phones or the internet.

The application came fist in the Apps4Africa competition because of its innovative approach revolutionizing the interaction with small-scale farmers.

What we can do for you

  • Awareness of the cow estrus cycle
  • Access to Vets and AI Agents
  • Optimum animal nutrition
  • Milk record keeping
  • Costs of milk production
  • Prevention milk related diseases
  • Optimum Heifer and Calf care
  • Calf illnesses and diseases​

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