The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative has developed AKILIMO decision support tools to for extension agents and farmers to get recommendations on the most efficient way of applying agronomic practices and optimize the income on the investment made in their cassava fields.
AKILIMO offers a suite of decision support tools to provide advice on different aspects of cassava cultivation, identified by cassava value chain actors as the most important agronomic gaps to be filled to improve production and productivity of cassava. The issues identified were grouped into what is known now as the six use cases of the AKILIMO decision support tools. The use cases have been used to guide and segment research, data analysis and curation as well as calibrating the prediction engine used to provide recommendations.
These six use cases are:
Decision Support Tools
The AKILIMO tools have been packaged in various formats that allow access and use for audiences at all skill and literacy levels. For versatile access, AKILIMO is being deployed in the following formats