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Unilorin launches app to curb crop wastage


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 applicatio­n was a great innovation that would aid the rural farmers to earn more from their farm produce and avoid food wastage in the 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 conversati­on 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 avenue for sellers seeking easier connection­s to suppliers and customers. (NAN).

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