Small farming in Africa, is an activity that typically provides the majority of employment and is one of the best options for independent food security, and peace on that continent. The betterment of African small farming also has positive implications for reducing transboundary migration.
WellMapr is therefore a “hydrologist in your pocket”.
We have a passion and focus to inspire improved drinking water, irrigation and food supply for small farmers, through mapping shallow groundwater availability, so that decision-makers are able to know more clearly where to put shallow wells or other water conservation strategies. This is achieved using our AI system called WellMapr© inside a hand-held app on a mobile phone, PC or Mac.
MapAid has a rich history of mapping various other human development activities, which eventually led us to discover and then choose today’s focus.
The introduction of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 has provided a framework in which to organise our projects and our resources, and our volunteers work hard to create innovative solutions to a broad range of problems, with mapping at the core.