Exclusive interview the founder and CEO of Wefarm.
In this interview talk with Kenny Ewan who is the CEO and founder of Wefarm to discuss how they built their huge farmer-to-farmer SMS network and raised substantial funding.
There are 500 million smallholder farmers in the world, most of whom live on less than $1 a day.
Small-scale farmers are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and they face many challenges including lack of access to traditional markets, agricultural inputs and finance.
Every day small-scale farmers develop a diverse range of innovative, low-cost solutions in response to the many challenges that they face. But with the majority of farmers living in remote areas without internet access, they cannot share this information with other farmers… Until now, with Wefarm.
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.
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