Farmerline to use mobile technologyto boost harvest in West Africa

Ghana-based technology provider Farmerline has announced its plan to provide 500,000 small-scale farmers access to mobile technology to help improve their harvest in West Africa by 2019.

Farmerline is a technology and content company that builds supply chain and value-chain solutions targeting smallholder farmers and their stakeholders.

Farmerline has joined the Business Call to Action to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers of West Africa. Business Call to Action is a global platform, which motivates companies to develop business models for developmental purposes.

The company also plans to provide a specialised mobile communication and data-collection platform to 5,000 agricultural organisations and agribusinesses in the next five years.
Alloysius Attah, CEO of Farmerline, said, “The company is working to bridge the information gap that many farmers face in accessing expert agricultural information and real-time data support.

Our commitment to the Business Call to Action underscores our interest in promoting greater information for the agricultural sector and providing more reliable services and technology to meet the needs of rural farmers, most of whom are women.”

Attah added that Farmerline will provide information about markets, financing, weather forecasts and agricultural services to farmers using mobile phones.

Sahba Sobhani, acting programme manager at Business Call to Action, noted, “Greater access to agricultural information using the mobile phone is a vital instrument for farmers in key underserved markets in Africa, and opening up crucial access to real-time information helps farmers increase their productivity.”

Source: African Farming


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I am a graduate of Agriculture with options in Soil Science and Meteorology from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike- Nigeria. I am the lead Agribusiness consultant at Agritechnovate Solutions Entreprises. I have underwent several trainings, conferences and studies in Agriculture and entrepreneurship with University of Maryland, U.S.A , IHAV Foundation Conference, Association of Africa Business School (AABS) Agric business Launch to mention but a few. As a young farmer and entreprenuer with a passion for research and writing, I use this blog to share my experiences as well as inform Youths of the opportunities available in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship. Follow me on twitter: @kalusamanya Facebook: Skype: kalusam WHatsapp: +2347036931636
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