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SMILES develops mobile app to empower Nepali farmers

KATHAMANDU: SMILES, a non profit social enterprise in Nepal, has developed ‘IFA Krishi’, an Android App which provides farmers with agricultural information in Nepali, such as agricultural good practices, crop and livestock diseases, weather forecast and market prices. The app is available for free on Google Play.

IFA Krishi is part of the wider ICT for Agriculture project which has been developed by SMILE in Nepal. The IFA project , which has the main objective of empowering farmers through the deliver of agricultural information is structured into three main services: -Agriculture Information Center, Market Information System, Central Database Update, Research and Development.

This app generates content from various publications of the National Agriculture Research Centre.Market prices are updated through the major agriculture centers of Kathamandu and neighbouring districts.

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