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AKILIMO app and paper decision support tools

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An Introduction to AKILIMO Decision Support Tools

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AKILIMO app and paper decision support tools

  1. 1. Decision support tools
  2. 2. Cassava growers Extension worker Cloud-based prediction engine Extrapolate recommendations Predict response to intervention Understand Agronomy × Environment Printable guides / maps Smartphone app Short code messages IVR DB logging requests : a digital service to provide tailored agronomic advice
  3. 3. Our DST formats app printable guides
  4. 4. Printable guides
  5. 5. Printable guides • Simplified versions of the digital versions • Less dynamic than the digital tools: some input variables are fixed • Can be printed and taken home by the farmer • Combines recommendations with accompanying instructions • Higher retention and understanding of the logic of the tool • Attractive for extension workers to use as training material • Customizable for partners with logos and product brands
  6. 6. Accompanied by farmer’s worksheet Black & white version to simplify calculation of the recommendations. Can be completed by the farmer with the help of an extension worker.
  7. 7. Annexes: tables and maps
  8. 8. The AKILIMO app Available for android on google play store
  9. 9. The AKILIMO app • Intended for use by trained extension workers • Most complex version of the decision support tool, highest granularity and fully tailored recommendations • All variables are dynamic, some are compulsory, for others default values are available • All input data collected offline and queued, sent to an R server when online, recommendations then calculated and returned • Recommendations shown within the app, and/or sent by email in a pdf report, or by SMS • Refers to training videos for accompanying instructions
  10. 10. Higher granularity…
  11. 11. Higher granularity…
  12. 12. Cassava growers Extension worker Cloud-based prediction engine Extrapolate recommendations Predict response to intervention Understand Agronomy × Environment Printable guides / maps Smartphone app DB logging requests : a digital service to provide tailored agronomic advice
  13. 13. You have a job to do… On a green card, note down what positively surprised you. On a yellow card, note down suggestions for further improvement to the modelling framework or the validation exercise setup. On a red card, note down critical issues that need addressing. Indicate whether your comment applies to a format / partner, or is cross-cutting / applies to all formats / partners.

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