APA Insurance in Kenya has developed an index-based product for livestock in cooperation with the International Livestock Research Institute, World Vision, and Leapfrog. The product uses a mobile platform to enroll customers and communicate policy details. In addition, farmers can make insurance payments and receive payouts via M-PESA. The service uses satellite imagery and proprietary […]
The Kilimo Booster offered by Musoni is an agricultural loan for smallholder farmers. It utilizes M-Pesa for all loan disbursements and repayments. Loan values range from KES 5,000-350,000 (approx. USD 60-4,000), and loan terms are up to 12 months with up to a 6 month grace period. Monthly interest rates range from 1.5%-1.83%, a 3% […]
iCow is an Agricultural information service with a variety of products available as a subscription service through *285# to help farmers enhance productivity. Upon subscription to Mashauri-Farmer Tips farmers receive 3 SMS tips per week at Ksh.3 per SMS.
Agrilife is a cloud-based technology platform designed to use mobile phone and web platforms to enable groups of smallholder farmers to access financial services, markets andother services that are relevant to them. Agrilife enables players in the agricultural sector – including banks, micro-finance institutions, insurance companies, cooperatives, investors, and agricultural input providers – to have access […]
One Acre provides loans for inputs and training for farmers. They operate in Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda. One Acre Fund began piloting mobile repayment with about 1,000 farmers in one district in mid-2013 (roughly 1.5 percent of Kenya clients at the time). In the initial trial, group leaders collected loan repayment from individual farmers, and […]
M-Farm provides up-to-date market information, links farmers to buyers through their marketplace and current agri-trends. M-Farm’s main product is a transparency tool for Kenyan farmers where they simply SMS the number 20255 (Safaricom Users) to get information pertaining to the retail price of their products, buy their farm inputs directly from manufacturers at favorable prices, […]
SokoText is a smart solution with a big idea: To make food affordable for everyone. They use the power of mobile phone text messaging to aggregate demand for food and unlock wholesale prices for small entrepreneurs in urban slums.
The Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA) is a public-private partnership that seeks to promote commercially sustainable mobile agriculture solutions and increase productivity and revenues for 500,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. The program also aims to increase revenues for agribusinesses and agricultural value chain service providers. The CFA initiative has developed business-to-business mobile applications […]