New app Gumaho, to help farmers in Rwanda grow their milk productions

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Farmers in Rwanda now have an opportunity to grow their milk productiosn thanks to a new app, Gumaho milk app that will make use of data that will be used to support and grow their milk productions.

According to the New Times Rwanda, the app is both mobile and web –based and used for milk collection and distribution.

With the app, farmers can use their feature phones to order and get feeds through SMS, book a vet check their balance and soon they will be able to get advance on their payments.

Also embedded in the app is accounting software that will help cooperatives monitor their businesses as well as generate reports with mobile bulk payment to ease payment for farmers via mobile payment platforms.

Additionally, Gumaho has helped farmers track their whole distribution chain, document information and make a proper market accessibility as well as analyse for the cooperative.

“We have been able to expand the market of cooperatives by linking them with people who buy milk in huge quantities,” says Walter Rwamucyo, the COO of Gumaho Ltd.

So far, the app is being used by 2000 farmers from a cooperative and plans are in motion to make the app an information sharing platform and data center to be used by the whole dairy sector.

Due to the amount of data collected, banks have also started showing interest in the app as it will help them give loans to farmers something that has never been done before.

“Our app has really been of help to farmers. With it, all the data they need is in their hands, they can dedicate more time to their farming activities,” says Rwamucyo.

Gumaho is the brain child of three youths and incubated in kLab, an open innovation tech-space in Kigali.

 

 

New app Gumaho, to help Rwandans grow their milk productions

Farmers in Rwanda now have an opportunity to grow their milk productiosn thanks to a new app, Gumaho milk app that will make use of data that will be used to support and grow their milk productions.

According to the New Times Rwanda, the app is both mobile and web –based and used for milk collection and distribution.

With the app, farmers can use their feature phones to order and get feeds through SMS, book a vet check their balance and soon they will be able to get advance on their payments.

Also embedded in the app is accounting software that will help cooperatives monitor their businesses as well as generate reports with mobile bulk payment to ease payment for farmers via mobile payment platforms.

Additionally, Gumaho has helped farmers track their whole distribution chain, document information and make a proper market accessibility as well as analyse for the cooperative.

“We have been able to expand the market of cooperatives by linking them with people who buy milk in huge quantities,” says Walter Rwamucyo, the COO of Gumaho Ltd.

So far, the app is being used by 2000 farmers from a cooperative and plans are in motion to make the app an information sharing platform and data center to be used by the whole dairy sector.

Due to the amount of data collected, banks have also started showing interest in the app as it will help them give loans to farmers something that has never been done before.

“Our app has really been of help to farmers. With it, all the data they need is in their hands, they can dedicate more time to their farming activities,” says Rwamucyo.

Gumaho is the brain child of three youths and incubated in kLab, an open innovation tech-space in Kigali.