Kuangalia shwahili for check is a platform which the developers believe will help farmers avoid counterfeit inputs.
The applications was awarded first place at the #hack4ag Uganda hackthon held last week in Jinja. According to David chief economist working with the World Bank, Kuangalia solves one of the biggest problem that farmers face in a very simple way.
The team kuangalia includes; Mbaziira Samson CEO code4lyfe, Kato Drake C.T.O code4lyfe, Ssemitego Musisi Fred, Kevin Janvier Chinabalire software developer at Outbox. Three of the team members were a part of the Ndejje university team that won the UG health app challenge earlier this year.
The future for this apps looks set since they are signing a partnership with Ug innovate’s Evelyn Namara. Uganda’s I.T promoting body NITA-U has also shown interest in the application.
With all these partnerships coming in, the developers are now focused on developing a product that meets the requirements of the farmers. We shall keep on watching the space and we hope kwangalia becomes the next big thing in Agriculture.
The platform is available through a mobile app, website and soon on USSD.