The Cropmon Project
Together for better farming
Crop Monitoring Service - Kenya
Crop Monitoring Service-Kenya (CROPMON) is a four-year project funded by the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) facility. The CROPMON project has developed an affordable, practical and specific decision supporting information service for smallholder to medium-sized farmers in Kenya. Today, about 200,000 farmers (growing coffee, sugarcane, maize, wheat and grass) benefit on a weekly basis from the CROPMON service. Farmers receive practical, hands-on information about their crop condition, farm management advice, and a local 7-day forecast of temperatures and rainfall via SMS.
Project Closure Workshop
What started as an idea to extend soil testing to follow farmers throughout the growing season turned into a four year project with seven different organisations reaching over 200,000 Kenyan farmers. With the project end date coming up fast it is now time to look back at our achievements and lessons learned and, most importantly, to think about the future continuation of the CROPMON service in a commercial context. That is why we organized a Project Closure Workshop on August 20th, 2019. The slides presented during the closure workshop are available below.