Cameroon Startup Creates Soil Analysis Kit for Farming Efficiency

Technology startup Clinic Agro created a kit with a mobile application called Clinic Sol for instant soil testing, writes Anne Nzouankeu for Voice of America. Founder Pyrrus Koudjou said he invented the kit to help farmers who were losing money. He said it is very important today for the farmer to be able to analyze his soil. Why, asks Koudjou? Because knowing his soil means being able to secure his investment, reduce the use of pesticides and input costs, and improve productivity and agricultural profitability. Most Cameroonians work in farming as agriculture is one of the main staples of the economy, but experts said many farmers are not trained to analyze soil for efficiency.


A farmer in Cameroon tends a field planted with corn and beans.

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