• We aim to secure Africas food production
  • We celebrate small holder farmers!

How we do it

Simple. We provide farmers with SMS messages loaded with great information on how to improve what they are doing.  We provide information on best practices right into their hands wherever they may be. We also have cool tools that farmers can use to help them reduce their risks. Our system has a menu through which farmers can select whatever they require from wherever they are 24/7!

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iCow Global

iCow research data since 2011 has shown that farmers using iCow are capable of improving their yields and incomes within as short a period as 3 months. Your contribution ensures that farmers will receive 3 content rich SMS directly in their hands soon after you register.

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Our Impact

Farmers using iCow increase milk productivity, incomes, poultry, eggs, crops, soil fertility as well as reduce livestock mortality. In addition they share their iCow messages and teach their farmer groups and communities! But best of all, they increase their overall farming knowledge and find farming less risky!

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Latest News

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Apr 2019

iCow CEO Su Kahumbu calls for ‘pro-smallholder’ and ‘pro-soil’ policies

  The recently proposed dairy and crop laws have incensed farmers across the country. Harsh puniti
11
Jul 2018

iCow App is out!

Today we launched the iCow App to add even greater value to our great community of farmers.  The A
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Feb 2018

How can we help hungry kids one text at a time?

  https://www.ted.com/talks/su_kahumbu_how_we_can_help_hungry_kids_one_text_at_a_time iCow CEO and
05
Sep 2017

Did you know you can look after your cows with an App in Africa?

Owning a cow or other livestock is not an easy thing. Of course, if your family has owned cows fo
05
Sep 2017

How iCow is helping kids in Africa

Toby Shapshak , CONTRIBUTOR I write about how innovation is better in Africa.  Opinions expre
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Nov 2016

What is iCow?

iCow is the worlds first mobile phone based agricultural information platform for small holder farme
03
Sep 2016

How to brand a cow

The lead up to this event was a well thought out plan of awarding a farmer a cow. Sponsors were soug
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Jul 2015

Planting for his future

The final farmer we met on our field visit on July 2nd was Joseph, who has a beautiful one acre far
08
Jul 2015

iCow + Farmer = Tons of Silage

On July 2nd 2015 the iCow team visited 3 dedicated iCow farmers to discover how they were using the
04
Aug 2014

Rachel and her Cows

A couple of weeks ago we received an email from a farmer thanking us for our service and mentioning

A farmer's best friend!

iCow is accessed by farmers all through their mobile phones or the internet.

The application came fist in the Apps4Africa competition because of its innovative approach revolutionizing the interaction with small-scale farmers.

What we can do for you

  • Awareness of the cow estrus cycle
  • Access to Vets and AI Agents
  • Optimum animal nutrition
  • Milk record keeping
  • Costs of milk production
  • Prevention milk related diseases
  • Optimum Heifer and Calf care
  • Calf illnesses and diseases​

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