Farm Africa Motivates Farmers to Operate on Mobile Phone

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Farm Africa, a key international organisation that supports agricultural activities, urges smallholder farmers to use mobile phone to access good farming practices and markets to fetch high prices.

Food and Trade Programme Manager for Farm Africa, Ms Beatrice Muliahela, saidsmall-scale farmers need to make use of their mobile phone to access farm expertise and better prices for their crops.

She said Farm Africa works in close collaboration with all stakeholders who are engaged in supporting small scale farmers who conduct grain crops with a major objective of empowering them secure better farming exercises as well as access market information at the palms of their hands.

The Assistant Director for Post- Harvest Management and Services under Ministry of Agriculture, Ms Josephine Omolo said that the government will continue cooperating with Farm Africa and all its stakeholders to make sure that such platforms play a major role in helping farmers’ secure reliable markets.

However, this two year programme is funded by The Department for International Development (DFID) through DAI and includes other partners like Rural Urban Development Initiative (RUDI) and VECO (now known as Rikolto) to support 70,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Uganda.

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