On 28 November 2014, Team Farmerline visited the Karikari farms in Kumasi, owned by a group of about 15 farmers. Farmerline’s Value Chain Coordinator, Mr Schandorf Bright, introduced Farmerline’s services to the farmers, who were very receptive and thankful for Farmerline’s visit.
Mr Gyan Richard, a lettuce farmer, was particularly grateful for Farmerline’s timely visit and mentioned that he anticipates the improvement that will be experienced in their production following the adoption of solutions that will be provided via Farmerline’s voice messaging platform. He also encouraged other farmers present to register with Farmerline in order to get quick access to useful information that will help them improve their crop yields and marketing strategies.
The leader of the group, Mr Mensah Akwesi, stated some of the challenges faced by the farmers in accessing markets and purchasing viable seeds, and urged Farmerline to assist them by providing them with useful information on how to solve these problems.