iCow is being introduced to Ethiopian farmers through the African Dairy Genetic Gain program 2016-2018, and will be available in Amharic, Oromiffo and Tigrignia languages. The program supports a farmer-focused partnership that records and disseminates on-farm productivity and genetic information on dairy cattle in Tanzania and Ethiopia.  The data generated will be used by farmers to manage their herds and improve cow management, leading to sustained animal and herd productivity gains as well as more income for smallholder dairy farmers. It will provide dairy cattle genetic gains with the potential to transform the lives of millions of dairy families across Africa.

Facts about Ethiopia

Population: 100 million - Population in rural areas 81 million - People working in agriculture 80 million


Partners in the Africa Dairy Genetic Gain program include

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

National Artificial Insemination Center NAIC Ethiopia

Land O'Lakes 

Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI)

Scotland's Rural College SRUC

University of New England UNE

Where we operate

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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