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 …
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.
Although diesel powered toll milling is less powerful, in off grid locations like Magombera it's necessary for local farmers to find a way to dehusk rice. Ubia Soko is helping farmers to trade rice collectively and increase revenues.
Mwaya is in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania where our colleague Frederic is training farmers in using our Ubia Soko app. The app is designed to help farmers order inputs and trade their commodities.