In developing countries, mobile phones are available to a larger part of the population than other basic services such as electricity and sanitation. The mobile phone and its infrastructure is therefore rapidly becoming an important tool for emerging from poverty, helping to address a number of social, economic and financial challenges.
Esoko is an IT pioneer providing a mobile platform in 11 African countries. Through apps and SMS technology smallholders are provided with weather information and given a better chance to plant and harvest at the best time possible. Equipped with up-to-date information on crop prices, the apps have also proven to be a great support tool when negotiating price markets.
Find out more about this for-profit company with a mission to make agriculture a profitable business for smallholder farmers.