WeFarm is a free peer-to-peer service that enables farmers to share information via SMS, without the internet and without having to leave their farm. Farmers can ask questions on farming and receive crowd-sourced answers from other farmers around the world in minutes.
Popularly known as the internet for people without the internet, WeFarm is a pioneering peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform for the millions of small-scale farmers who lack access to information but have a mobile phone. The platform enables farmers to share and access information through even the most basic mobile phone hence no need for an internet connection.
Once farmers have registered on the platform, they get unlimited and free access to WeFarm.
Through WeFarm Insights, data collected from knowledge shared among farmers is analyzed and trends mapped for issues such as drought, disease or crop diversification. Business can access this dis-aggregated information and use it to provide appropriate support and drive sustainable change.
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