(i) A module that enables crowdsourcing of crop disease surveillance data
from farmers’ gardens
(ii) The second module is for cassava crop disease diagnosis, this provides
a real-time diagnosis of their crops. It calculates the state of health of a
cassava crop by analysis of an image of its leaves. A farmer is, therefore,
able to make the necessary early interventions in their garden. This cuts
down on the cost of having to wait for the time when the experts are
expected to come around. It also saves much on the farmers yield.
(iii) The last module is on communication, we give the farmers a platform
that allows them to interact with each other and also with the experts in
cassava. This allows farmers to get instant feedback on anything related
to the state of their crops.
The module has three parts
• The Chat: This allows farmers to chat with fellow farmers and experts. It allows upload of images, audio and video files, this helps very
much in fully putting their messages across to the concerned parties.
• The Q& A: The platform has got experts that are there to respond to
farmers questions, using the app farmers are able to send their questions
1and they are given feedback by the experts.
• The Channels: The platform allows the creation of channels where
articles are submitted, the goal is that farmers find them interesting and
subscribe to them. But to subscribe the farmer must have uploaded a
given number of images. Each channel has a given threshold that if the
farmer has uploaded images that meet that threshold then they are able
to subscribe to that channel and be able to access articles from the channel.