The HarvestIT Application provides a “gateway to information” for farmers in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS region, with particular focus on the needs of farmers in Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Turkey. A range of agricultural topics includes, depending on country, good administration of farms, effective water use for irrigation, important dimensions of forage and milk production, and soil management. Information is presented through interactive displays that are complete with pictures, customized calculators to support decision making, provide information on best practices, and links to additional resources. Farmers can benefit from practical solutions (through the practical tips and tricks section) and background knowledge (through manuals and publications section).
Once downloaded, the application does not require the internet connection to operate. Farmers can also share the application with their peers through Bluetooth.
Content updates, including for new countries are envisioned.
The Harvest It App was developed within the South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security Partnership Initiative jointly supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The idea was inspired with the MEVA mobile application developed in Uzbekistan.
Software developers : IZISS Technology Pvt. Ltd.