Helping African farmers fight fall armyworms.


  • Agriculture

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  • Côte d'Ivoire

Monitoring fall armyworm populations is a critical issue for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. This parasitic worm attacks more than 80 plant species and causes significant losses to crops such as maize, sorghum, rice and sugar cane. Able to travel 1,600 km in 30 hours, it is a constant threat and difficult to deal with.

Yiri-dôtrô is a digital platform that aims to strengthen the fight against these parasites, in addition to the manual identification methods carried out via traps.

Yiri-dôtrô relies on cutting edge technologies such as connected sensors, geospatial imagery and data analysis to control large scale colonies (location, movements etc). The app alerts farmers immediately to any risk and provides them with information and advice to guard against attacks.

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Yiri-dôtrô won the national competition to represent Côte d’Ivoire in the 2018 Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East.