Amsterdam-based SheFarms is raising $8.2K to supply female farmers in Ghana with smartphones & farming software
An Amsterdam-based social agribusiness empowering smallholder female farmers across the developing world to improve their farming capabilities is raising USD $8.2K to supply female farmers in Ghana with smartphones & farming software.
Through the SheFarms platform, women farmers are provided with access to knowledge and reliable advice on farm management and sustainable farming techniques, as well as new market opportunities.
The firm says it aims to use the funds to buy €60 smartphones, pre-load them software designed for smallholder farmers and customized SIM cards and develop its mobile app.
The app will connect the farmers to resources such as farming tips, market prices, weather, nutrition tips among others and their peers on the network for a small subscription fee. By allowing them to share ideas and learn from each other, they hope to fight food security through increased productivity.
They will empower smallholder female farmers in Ghana and across the developing world through access to farming tips, crop and animal management and accurate market prices in local and international markets and open the world to them.
“Our platform gives access to knowledge and reliable advice on farm management and sustainable farming techniques,” the team say on their campaign page.
“Our goal is to liberate the planet from gender inequality and food deficits. To reach this goal we want to connect these female farmers to SheFarms and the world wide web.”
The earlier SheFarms hits its crowdfunding target the earlier it would deliver to farmers the €60 smartphones. The price includes programming, shipping, custom and taxes fees and comes with a customized SIM card designed specifically to assist smallholder farmers.
The internet would open the eyes of the female farmers to increase productivity and thus their income. These would guarantee food security and improve the general quality of life amongst female farmers in Ghana and their communities.
You can contribute to their fundraiser via https://onepercentclub.com/nl/projects/shefarms/plan