A partnership between WeFarm and Heifer International, a non-profit that works to end hunger and poverty with sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship has connected Kenyan farmers to the largest peer-to-peer farmer knowledge sharing network in the world.
WeFarm is the world’s largest knowledge-sharing network for small-scale farmers that connects them with one another around the world to solve problems, share ideas and spread innovation both online and over SMS using the latest machine learning technology.
It seeks to increase quality of produce, yields, provide insight into market pricing, tackle the effects of climate change, source the best seeds, fertilizer and loans, and diversify agricultural interests and much more through shared knowledge.
The partnership which targets dairy farmers in Nakuru County will enable them access and exchange timely and tailored information relating to farming challenges, best practices and crop and livestock diversification.
The farmers will join more than 240, 000 other farmers around the world who are already connected and sharing vital information on WeFarm.
“This partnership with Heifer is very important to WeFarm. Our mutual belief in the value of peer-to-peer knowledge and shared commitment to creating sustainable initiatives for farmers through the latest technologies- are sure to produce great results,” Kenny Ewan, CEO of WeFarm said.
The partnership will enable Heifer to scale the impact and reach of their training and capability-building programs by expanding peer-to-peer support and providing regular SMS communication and insights into on the ground activities and key issues facing farmers.
For more than 70 years, Heifer International has been providing livestock and agricultural training to improve the lives of families and communities that struggle with reliable sources of food and income in over 25 countries to enable them become self-reliant.
George Odhiambo, Country Director for Heifer in Kenya noted that being connected on WeFarm will give the farmers the organization works with access to accurate, timely information to empower them to make smart decisions about prices, markets and investments for prosperity.