BOTSWANA – A group of young innovators in Botswana have designed a farm records management system, Montsamaisa meant to aid farmers in monitoring their farming activities with a long-term goal of ensuring improved farm performance sales.
According to an article by AllAfrica, the software helps farmers get accurate feedback vital in making informed decisions.
The system has two modules that is, the dashboard page, a decision based phase that helps with farm analysis and statistics.
Another phase was machine integration that aimed at helping the software to communicate with internal machines to reduce human error by communicating results in real time and getting accurate results.
The second module was the financial and human resource integration, able to manage employees and intelligence for financial analysis and the inventory which captures feeds, manure and others and gives detailed usage of all farm daily inventory.
In an interview with BOPA, Mr Karabo Serojane, a Montsamaisa representative, the initiative had registered two commercial farmers with over 400 cattle and with the system, the system gives them a detailed reflection of what is was happening in the farm remotely.
He noted that the software was mobile-compatible and could be accessed offline as well as incremental backup.
It is vital for record management and can be applied by both small and large scale farmers, a traction that could be taken up by the youth who are seeking employment.
The software enabled farmers to realise how much they used and with the information provided by the software, they could make generally well informed choices.
Karabo added that they had come together to work tirelessly to improve and work on solutions to better integrated agriculture.