Real-time Information from Smallholder Farmers
WeFarm is an innovative service that enables farmers to ask questions on farming and receive crowd-sourced answers from other farmers around the world in minutes. They can do this without the internet and without having to leave their farm. WeFarm has already transferred 11.3 million pieces of information via SMS messaging; this great amount of data can help give insight into common issues that farmers are facing.
At this stage, we are able to offer our partners real-time insights into their own supply chains by identifying their producers’ challenges and most discussed issues. Over the next few years, our goal is to connect with NGOs, governments, agribusinesses and solution-oriented organizations and offer partners aggregated information into entire regions, crops or markets. To do this, we need to know which data points are the most useful and how we can value to our data to make it actionable for potential partners. This leads to our question:
We have real-time data on smallholder farmers. Which real-time insights on smallholder farmers would be most valuable to your organization?
WeFarm is an award-winning peer-to-peer network for smallholder farmers to share agricultural information worldwide via SMS. See more info about us at www.wefarm.org.
September 23, 2016 13:58