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 […]
On October 29, 2015, the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Dr. Patrick Njoroge, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and FSD Kenya launched a follow up survey to the 2006, 2009, and 2013 FinAccess household surveys. The exercise tracks trends in the geographical spread and outreach of the financial sector. The 2015 survey […]
Brand Fusion, a South Africa based research house that undertakes research in Africa and Asia, was responsible for the collection of the FinAccess spatial data. Garth Lawless, Brand Fusion’s special projects manager, presented the overall findings of the survey at the launch on October 29th 2015.
Despite strong growth in Kenya’s mango subsector, there is scant documentation of the financial performance of the value chain. One major challenge for financial intervention in the sector is limited information on the financial needs of small-holder farmers, leading to low engagement by financial institutions, and a lack of optimisation of mango value chain functionalities […]
Kilimo Salama is a climate smart crop-index insurance scheme helping smallholding farms face the risks posed by adverse weather. Insurance can be purchased by individual farmers from registered vendors who have been equipped with a camera phone loaded with special software. At the time of sale, the salesperson takes a picture of a special bar […]