Kurima Mari: The Must-Have App for Agropreneurs

  • Posted by Thembi Terry
  • 25 May 2017

The Kurima Mari app is designed to be employed by farmers, extension officers and other stakeholders in the farming sector such as retailers and buyers of crops and livestock. Aspiring farmers can also use the Kurima Mari app.

The Kurima Mari app is a groundbreaking app set to revolutionize the farming sector in Zimbabwe and
other African countries by helping farmers make more money from their produce. The Kurima Mari app
is a free informative app that gives the users vital information on market trends such as prices and
buyers, contact details for key personnel such as extension officers and veterinarian services,
multimedia success stories from other farmers and a vast library of informative resources.


The Kurima Mari app is designed to be employed by farmers, extension officers and other stakeholders
in the farming sector such as retailers and buyers of crops and livestock. Aspiring farmers can also use
the Kurima Mari app to assist with their decision on which type of farming they want to venture into.


Information pertaining to weather forecasts is readily available on the Kurima Mari app. This helps the
farmers to plan accordingly well ahead of time, increases their disaster preparedness and resilience to
shocks. Kurima Mari is an interactive platform where agricultural stakeholders can interact and share
ideas on farming techniques and best practices.


The bright and labelled icons allow the user to find the information that they require quickly and easily.
The information comes in short, concise bullet points that the user can peruse on the go. For more in
depth information, the Kurima Mari app has a library of insightful resources in the form of e-books and
training manuals.


Kurima Mari provides information on livestock production for goats, cattle, rabbits and poultry. In
relation to crops, the mobile app provides crop assessment and informs the user how to grow that
respective crop, the advantages and disadvantages of growing that crop which equips farmers to make
informed decisions.


The colours utilized on the app make it vibrant, functional and appealing to use. Green is the colour that
usually represents fertility, nature, growth, environment and life. Yellow represents the sunlight, which
is a vital part of the ecosystem and additionally also represents optimism and enlightenment.


The user interface is visually appealing due to the clean and orderly layout. The icons utilized are simple
to decode because they are universally accepted to represent their respective topics. The font size is

legible and can be read on mobile devices without difficulty. The Kurima Mari app is available in the
three most prevalent languages in Zimbabwe which are English, Shona and Ndebele.


This mobile app is compatible with most smartphones and can be used with or without internet
connection. This key feature is useful for most farmers that are located in remote areas and the app also
has 16gig worth of space and comes with a memory card that is preloaded with resources which
removes the need for internet connection.


Kurima Mari app users can share enquiries and questions about farming including pictures via the
mobile app. For example, if a farmer has problems with a certain bug, they can photograph it and post it
on the Kurima Mari app and receive advice from extension officers and other farmers can also share
their experiences about the same issue. This feature helps inform the relevant authorities if there is a
pandemic and early detections will help curb it before there is an outbreak.


This innovative app illustrates how mobile apps can help grow an industry though technology especially
mobile phones that have a high penetration rate. Download the Kurima Mari App and start reaping thebumper harvest of your hard work: