We operate a robust delivery system that ensures that farmers receive farm inputs on time in order to improve their productivity. Our fast-growing distribution network in Ghana includes warehouses, trucks, motorcycles and agro-input shops. We efficiently move goods and services from major city centres to farmers in remote communities.
Inputs on credit
Over the years working with farmers, we have come to learn that limited access to finance is one of the major challenges to accessing inputs in rural communities. Farmers also spend about 12-25% of their income on inputs. Our Farmer Service model addresses this issue of access by providing top quality and affordable inputs on credit with free input delivery to farmers. Our input credit service comes with a flexible repayment system that allows farmers to pay back any amount at any time during the season.
Farmers in our network regularly receive location-specific weather information, also delivered in their local languages. These weather updates are sourced from about 80 weather stations across the country, ensuring accurate predictions.
Farmer training & behaviour change
Our field officers conduct weekly community-based workshops to train farmers on improved farming practices and better business practices. All direct farmer training sessions are reinforced with agronomic and business tips through digital mediums such as voice calls and talking books. All lessons and contents are delivered in farmers’ local language in order to bridge the illiteracy gap.
Digital identity & financial records
All farmers in our network are registered and given digital identity cards which they use for all transactions with Farmerline. The NFC cards do not only provide farmers with a digital identity, they also enable farmers to keep digital records of their transactions.