Agricultural Extension Programs

Agricultural extension programs improve yields and incomes for farmers. Trained agents visit communities to ensure the dissemination of current best practices, organize cooperatives, and implement secondary programs.

These agricultural workers are expected to travel extensively across their countries while ensuring they maintain consistent and high-quality work with limited training.

CommCare helps to alleviate spatial and consistency issues for agricultural extension agents.

Learn how CommCare can help your agricultural extension program

Benefits of Mobile Data Collection in
Agricultural Extension Programs

Mobile apps can support online and offline data collection, facilitate record keeping, and generate easily shareable reports for farming supervisors.

Registration and case sharing enable tracking across visits, facilitating continuum of personalized training according to crop, farm size, & technique.

Multimedia integrations offer more engaging worker trainings, ensuring correct information is shared, while increasing worker performance.

Interaction with servers ensures market and technical information is accurate and up-to-date.

Decision support and checklists increase adherence to protocols, improving extension agents’ performance and efficiency.

Mobile apps and SMS can send reminders to extension agents to follow up on low-performing farmers.

Featured CommCare-Based Agricultural
Extension Programs


The Rice-based Rainfed Agricultural System tracks the varying efficacy of rice crops…

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CARE Pathways
India, Tanzania

CARE’s female self-help agricultural groups improve productivity and increase yields…

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Technoserve: AgriPlus
South Africa

This FLW support system offers farmer tracking and multimedia-based counseling materials…

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The Latest on Mobile Data Collection in
Agricultural Extension Programs

Updates and advice from our world-class partners and Global Services team

What’s Ahead for Mobile Data Collection in Agriculture?

A Q&A with Research Coordinator Jack Hetherington (ACIAR) on his advice for mobile data collection in ag programs.

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How to Unlock the Power of Feedback

Oikoi (formerly AgImpact) shares their advice on how providing immediate feedback to beneficiaries can improve a variety of outcomes for the entire program.

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Digitizing Coffee Agronomy Training & Monitoring

Global Technology Manager Kevin Zeigler discusses how three of Technoserve’s initiatives adopted mobile data collection platforms to train farmers in East Africa.

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More than 2000 projects across 80 countries rely on CommCare for their mobile data collection and reporting needs.

“We are ready to design applications that are everything from simple and straightforward to those with challenging and unique designs and use cases.”
- Ted Barlow, President

“CommCare gave us the ability to control the experience of our fieldbased data collectors, which drastically reduced human error.”
- Bhawna Mangla, Senior Research Associate

“Thank you for helping us to gather data, refine programming, and spread the message about our impact in fighting global climate change and extreme poverty.”
- Sarah Baird, Executive Director