The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) who has a large membership of small-holder farmers in rural areas approved the "My Kraal" mobile app - an innovative livestock management system which addresses significant challenges in this agriculture segment - for a pilot programme on a number of its member farms.
The "My Kraal" solution which is the brainchild of agriculture business owner and entrepreneur Gershom Ramazan and Tigoma Digital founders offers livestock ID and tracking through a basic and easy to use mobile app.
My Kraal assists farmers with improved herd management and control, ultimately increasing farmers income by having accurate herd data to trade cattle for a higher price on the digital platform with a mobile wallet for quick and secure payments. It increases production through veterinary support and training provided by strategic partner and leading animal health service provider Afrivet and Veterinary Network, and importantly combat stock theft with last reports highlighting a cost to SA in excess of R500m per year. It also provides farmers with access to affordable livestock insurance.
In addition, all data analysed will be shared with the government, insurance companies and strategic partners offering predictive analytics on stock theft and disease management early warning alerts.