Virtual soil sampling

Small-scale farmers barely have access to soil fertility information and nutrient management advice. To do a soil test the farmer almost always have to send off a sample to a lab. This is time consuming, expensive and often not all available for the small- scale farmers. The SoilCares “Virtual Soil Sample app” aims to bridge this information gap by combining currently available databases in such a way that soil fertility estimations and management advice is now accessible for the small scale farmer for low costs to improve the crop yield of their field and livelihood.

Smartphone app uses GPS reading analysis to provide soil fertility and management advice. Small-scale farmers barely have access to soil fertility information. The SoilCares “Virtual Soil Sample app” provides soil fertility information by combining currently available databases. It makes soil fertility estimations and management advice accessible for the small scale farmer for low costs to improve the crop yield of their field and livelihood.

This innovation is explained in more detail on WorldFoodInnovations.com