To help provide better access to smart agriculture practices for farmers, the Rainforest Alliance created a farmer training app on CommCare. The app provides farmers with best practices and allows them to connect with other farmers, helping to create a global community of sustainable farmers.
This ingeniously simple, low-cost technology is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or gender. And because the information is presented in videos, photos, and graphics, farmers of all literacy levels can use the app, too. Furthermore, it is designed so that once it’s downloaded, it can run offline. A farmer in a remote area without internet can visit the cooperative office or town center to download, then carry the tablet out to his or her coffee plot.”
Read more on rainforest-alliance.org
For more information on this project and how the Rainforest Alliance started using the farmer training app with coffee producers in Guatemala, read this blog post from 2015.