Mobile Farm Empowers Kenyan Agriculture Workers with Pricing Information

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 23, 2015
References: mfarm.co.ke & globalcitizen.org
Food security is an important issue we need to take on in the fight against global poverty -- something Mobile Farm is trying to do. Based in Nairobi, M-Farm helps farmers help themselves by connecting farmers and consumers of farm produce. They also provide pricing information on Kenyan markets.

Rather than referring to the portability of their services, Mobile Farm is a digital technology that empowers farmers and cuts out profit-eating middlemen. Instead of relying on spotty internet access, M-Farm offers valuable information via text message that allows farmers to access higher profit margins. This gives them more say in their markets and could also have a positive affect with harvest yields.

With 1/7th of the global population classified as hungry and the world's overall population estimated to reach 9 billion by 2050, this is a very timely cause.