Mobile app developed in Glasgow could help farmers in East Africa

A mobile app developed in Scotland has the potential to help millions of farmers in East Africa.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon

The VetAfrica app will allow vets, farmers and others working with animal health in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania to diagnose diseases quickly and identify the most effective drugs.

The app was developed by Glasgow-based technology company Cojengo, in partnership with software giant Microsoft and its 4Afrika initiative.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the technology would tap into a "mobile revolution" on the continent, as she met with representatives of both companies in Glasgow.

Ms Sturgeon said: "Scotland has a global reputation as an innovative nation and Cojengo has expanded its horizons internationally to help transform the lives of rural farmers on the African continent.

"Working with Microsoft, the company has embraced and tapped into the mobile revolution sweeping Africa.

"Cojengo is a shining example of a new generation of creative Scottish companies with the ambition and skills to create and grow successful businesses."

The company was supported by Business Gateway Glasgow, Scottish Enterprise, University of Strathclyde's Entrepreneurial Network and the Gabriel Investment Syndicate to develop the technology.

Business

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

169256

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

A gallus fox, Tommy and I prepare for Strictly and a few comedy laughs.

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

The art of keeping fit with breakfast in bed

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.