Electronic Field Data Collection with GeoODK
AgriSense is piloting the GeoODK (www.GeoODK.com), an Android Application to representatives of the Food Security Department at MAFC, agricultural officers from the regional and district offices, and selected agricultural extension agents from within the Morogoro region. The cell-phone based electronic field data collection system GeoODK allows the fast and efficient submission of field data to intermediate and end users of the information. The GeoODK system significantly increases the efficiency of data collection and delivery by directly submitting the data from the tablet to the online database. The data are instantaneously accessible to any authorized entity within the government and can be used to integrate with other data sources and satellite remote sensing information. Field Extension officers in the Morogoro region are currently submitting electronic forms that give a general overview of the field conditions including pest and diseases.
Above: MAFC Officers, District and Village Extension Officers at GeoODK Training in Kilosa, District (January 2015)