Farmer Registration in Minepa

The next phase in farmer registration has begun. We have had good farmer turnout at the demonstration events in the villages. Here is a clip of farmer registration in Minepa yesterday - with queues forming as farmers waited patiently to be registered and get access to the Ubia Solo services.

Ifakara

This afternoon the #Twigalpha Team met Justo Linga from Dicklukala Ltd. He took them on a tour of the company's rice mill operations and warehouse. They then met the CEO Dickson Lukala who was excited to see them. He explained there were  approx 6000 farmers, in 6 association that they are currently working with. The goal …

Planning and logistics

The planning for farmer training and registration takes time. We are lucky that we are working with partners like Petrobena and Dicklukala, who have logistics experience particularly in the regions where we are operating. Knowledge of farmer behaviour is incredibly valuable when we are planning the Ubia Soko rollout; plus a clear understanding of what …

Back in the field

We are in Morogoro this week with our partners PetroBena and Dicklukala - looking forward to positive feedback from the field team, ensuring that the Ubia Soko rollout will bring huge benefits to farmers and the Agriculture industry in Tanzania. Stay tuned for updates!

Remote – Day 4

When you are upcountry there are unexpected challenges. In Kanyenja, Airtel, one of the major network operators was down this morning for a couple of hours. Many farmers use their service but fortunately it came back up as Frederic started his training. Its a remote spot but perfect for the Ubia Soko app close by …

Growing Competency – Day 3

Farmers bring their rice to the miller for de-husking. We couldn’t grow the Ubia Soko app without understanding it. When Fred goes to Mikoleko today he will watch and  learn from farmers on many aspects of trading. All this knowledge goes into the development of Ubia Soko.