AfriScout: The Shepherd’s Eye in the Sky
“This map has eliminated yesterday’s suffering, thirst and hunger we experienced through arbitrary scouting. It has many benefits.”
– Bakkar, Pastoralist, Ethiopia
PCI is revolutionizing the way pastoralists in Africa find pasture and water for their animals using the power of satellite and mobile technology. The AfriScout mobile application displays current water and vegetation conditions on localized grazing maps, enabling pastoralists to make more accurate and cost-effective migration decisions, improve pasture management and collaboration, reduce the risk of herd loss, and ultimately transform their lives.
AfriScout: A Life-changing App for Pastoralists in Africa
PCI’s AfriScout app is helping pastoralists in Africa ensure that their livestock herds survive. By having access to maps through smartphones, pastoralists are able to find water and grazing lands for their herds, which in turn improves their livelihoods.
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This project was made possible with the generous support of Google.org and USAID.