Knowing your partners

One of the key success factors in any commercial partnership is to understand the business of your partners. We have been fortunate that we have partners that are both  open and willing to share the challenges and opportunities they face in building their businesses as well as  practicing clear communication that results in a strong …

AGRIinsight announces partnership with the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation.

Dar es Salaam - Tuesday 11 June. AGRIinsight has entered into a strategic partnership with the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation TIRDO (www.tirdo.or.tz) in collaboration with our partners at Twigalpha and are building T-Hub which is a tech incubator in Dar Es Salaam that will accelerate the success of tech innovators within the country. …

AGRIinsight announces new Director to support development of our platform in East Africa.

    The AGRIinsight Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mihayo Wilmore as a Director of the Company from immediate effect. As Director, Mihayo will provide leadership to our initiatives specifically in Tanzania and to further the development and rollout of our Ubia Soko application. Mihayo will consolidate and build on our …

A platform for everyone – women make up 30% of early stage sign-ups

Our early stage field registration saw 30% sign ups coming from women. This is very encouraging as currently women are more likely to be denied access to agricultural services including inputs and finance. Although there is still some gender bias towards access to mobile phones (women are 10% less likely to own a phone), access is improving …

We’ve launched! Farmers queue to sign up to app Ubia Soko

Farmers, Tanzania, App, ICT4Ag

In Itete, situated in  the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, farmers queued to register  for our new app, Ubia Soko. We've been delighted with the turnout, and many farmers were keen to start using AgriInsight technology. What is Ubia Soko? Here is Ali Chikomela, who travelled by bicycle to register. Ali is part of the Mbaraji …

Good turnout!

Full turn out today! We are in Itete today and it was standing room only at the local farmer association. The strength of #ubiasoko and opportunities that farmers can gain is being by seized by smallholder farmers.

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 …