iCow News Videos

In 2010 the first ever Apps4Africa Challenge was launched. iCow, the grand prize winner of the 2010 competition, produced this video to document what they've been up to since the win. They also share a number of wonderful things that have happened following their win, including a grant from Indigo Trust and a feature in Forbes magazine. Find out more at apps4africa.org  
  Su Kahumbu is an agriculturist and social entrepreneur who created iCow, an app that spreads seeds of information via text to farmers seeking bountiful and sustainable harvests. [Note: We want you to see these talks exactly as they happened! The archive footage might be a little rougher than the usual TED.com talk.]   Uploaded: 2016-08-11, 11:11
  Bonn Conference for Global Transformation, 12-13 May 2015, https://www.bonn-conference.net Su Kahumbu Stephanou is a Kenyan farmer and a pioneer of organic food in Africa. In 2010, she developed the mobile learning platform iCow that has earned prizes around the globe. About the Bonn Conference:
Mobile technology in Kenya is assisting dairy farmers in the country to milk benefits and unlock their trade's potential.The latest innovation is a mobile phone application called the iCow.Farmers registered on the application are able to get text messages about the breeding and production patterns of the livestock.Those registered on the platform say milk yields have gone and have noticed improved health in their herds.
  Eric came to interview iCow team and whilst in the office called a farmer in Kajiado to ask about is experiences with the service   Uploaded: 2016-08-11, 12:03
  After hearing from a farmer from Lelgut Farm on the Farming Kenya FaceBook site, i Cow sent 9000 farmers an SMS with contact for KARI so that farmers could access certified seed. The response was overwhelming   Uploaded: 2016-08-11, 12:05


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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