Farmerline Visits Karikari Farms, Kumasi

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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.

For future updates on #Farmerline’s field visits, follow @Farmerline on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

On the Field with Farmerline Ltd

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Farmerline visiting local farming communities in order to develop relevant products and services.

Every six to eight weeks, the Farmerline team schedules follow-up visits with local farming communities to measure the impact of its services and offer additional training for its mobile technology. These meetings help to ensure that Farmerline’s voice messages on agriculture, weather forecasting, market information, and farming techniques are being successfully delivered to the mobile phones of registered farmers. In collaboration with the regional extension officers, Farmerline is able to organize regular community meetings where team members listen closely to the feedback from farmers and altogether discuss how to develop effective solutions to posed challenges.

In September, Farmerline met with 652 smallholder farmers. This month, the Impact team hopes to make frequent visits to local fish farmers in Kumasi and travel to Tamale in the Northern region of Ghana.

To learn more about the initiative, visit us at www.farmerline.org or follow @Farmerline on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Farmerline visite les communautés agricoles locales afin de développer des produits et services pertinent.

Tous les six à huit semaines, l’équipe de Farmerline visites les communautés agricoles locales pour mesurer l’impact de ses services et d’offrir une formation supplémentaire pour sa technologie mobile. Ces réunions permettent de s’assurer que les messages de voix de Farmerline sur l’agriculture, les prévisions météorologiques, information du marché, et les techniques agricoles sont livré avec succès aux téléphones mobiles des agriculteurs inscrits. En collaboration avec les agents de régionales, Farmerline est en mesure d’organiser des réunions régulières de la communauté où les membres de l’équipe écoutent attentivement les réactions des agriculteurs et tout à fait discuter de la façon de développer des solutions efficaces aux problèmes posés.

En Septembre, Farmerline rencontré 652 petits agriculteurs. Ce mois-ci, l’équipe Impact espère faire de fréquentes visites aux agriculteurs locaux de poissons à Kumasi et puis, voyager à Tamale dans la région du Nord du Ghana.

Pour en savoir plus sur cette initiative, visitez-nous au www.farmerline.org ou suivez @Farmerline sur Twitter et Instagram.

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