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Nigeria: UniIlorin creates app to curb post harvest loss


Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, has lauded the KasuwaGo app developed by a research group led by Dr. Toyin Ajibade of the Faculty of Agriculture.

Abdulkareem, who spoke during the KasuwaGo app launch, described the app as a great achievement for the institution.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the app, which was developed in Sept. 2019, was specifically made to facilitate the buying and selling of farm produce.

The Vice-Chancellor, represented by Prof. Bolaji Sule, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), said the app would also curb wastage of farm produce and boost food security.

Abdulkareem said that the invention of such an application was a great innovation that would aid the rural farmers to earn more from their farm produce and avoid food wastage in society.

In his welcome address, Prof. Gbolagade Adesiji, the Acting Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, described the application as a milestone of research.

Adesiji said it was capable of empowering the youth to make a living from produce buying and selling without stress.

The Lead Researcher of the KasuwaGo app, Ajibade, said that the app was developed in response to conversations with farmers and customers

She said the app was specifically made to achieve stress-free buying and selling of farm produce.

Ajibade restated that the KasuwaGo application was created to assist farmers to find markets for their goods and also create avenues for sellers seeking easier connections to suppliers and customers. (NAN).