June 16, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

M-Ahwii a Mobile-based Agribiz Information Query Platform Yielding Higher Returns for Farmers in Rwanda

M-Ahwii a Mobile-based Agribusiness Information Query Platform Yielding Higher Returns for Peasant Farmers in Rwanda

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They say information is power, as relevant information can go a long way in making the right decisions. The agribusiness scene in Africa still lags behind that of other continents, as farmers don’t rely on any economically sound agricultural information to conduct their business. That is where M-Ahwii comes to the rescue.

M-Ahwii Limited is a mobile-based platform invented by three students to provide quality agricultural information to farmers geared toward higher yield and fetching the best market prices. The service currently running a pilot program in Rwanda aims at expanding across the entire East African region.

M-Ahwii Limited was founded by Lilian Uwintwali alongside her two friends, and the company has been running a year-long pilot program with 10,000 farmers across Rwanda.

M-Ahwii engages the farmers through co-operative societies, and it has proved to be an instrumental platform for farmers. As far as quality market information pertaining the appropriateness of seeds, pesticides, and acaricides used. The platform also helps the farmers in marketing their produce.

The mobile-based query system also strives to answer farmers’ queries as prompt as possible. Uwintwali, the CEO of …read more

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