Selina Warmucii, a Kenya-based agriculture company renowned for using the latest technology to improve conditions for small farmers and pastorialists all over Africa, has launched a high-tech locust control tool that uses the wonders of AI to help farmers mitigate the damage that locusts can cause to their precious crops.
The service, dubbed 'Kozi' uses AI to foster heatmaps of locust movements across the vast continent, migration paths and estimates on when locusts might be expected to arrive in a given area. Using an array of technologies ranging from meteorological data to satellite tracking and soil sensor outputs, Kozi is able to predict locust behaviour and send text messages to farmers months in advance of potential locust swarms.
By using the latest technology in conjunction with the now common platform of text messages, this locust control tool gives farmers the time they need to prepare for locust attacks, enabling them to save their crop whilst preventing millions of dollars in crop losses for farmers across the continent.
Image Credit: Selina Warmucii