Hi all! We provide access to market and finance for smallholder farmers through a digital solution that replaces pen and paper farmer management systems.
Shifting from Paper to Digital
GreenFingers Mobile is a mobile first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform, to manage and finance large groups of smallholder farmers. Developed by a team of agricultural value chain experts, the platform easily adapts to different crop types and use cases.
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Sensei I agree in broad terms but more fundamental is to understand that “land reform as related to “white owned farmland is just a red herring; a smokescreen to try and defuse the EFF and hide the ANC”s reign of looting, stealing and incompetent bungling. Nevermind that the ownership statistics are based on a jenga block tower of guesswork and innuendo. Then consider that SA”s agricultural sector is by no means one size fits all. From the unsubsidised and vilified Free State mielie farmer to the affluent wine farm owner to the vested and effectively subsidised interests in say timber and sugar cane it is a mish mash. But you can be sure no one new will survive being a “smallholder in the Northern Cape farming goats. Trying to keep it short this article is just another push for formal and informal protection and subsidisation of the uncompetitive and written by an armchair, desktop “farmer, relying on Kenyan models.. There is a place for the “smallholder I reckon but it is in niche products; organic, nuts, some fruits etc. Then no one says a squeak about tenderpreneurs like Cyril playing with game and Ankole cattle on productive land.
Thanks for your comment. GreenFingers Mobile currently has 8,700 small farmers registered in our system across Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. They are currently accessing income, many for the first time, through contract farming with big buyers such as Nandos. They also have their technical assistance recorded to build out a virtual CV and have all their commercial transactions recorded building credit records enabling access to finance. We are speaking with agribusinesses in South Africa working with small and emerging farmers that are keen to utilize our system. GreenFingers Mobile instills confidence in large food corporations that they can have a transparent value chain when working with outgrower schemes and aggregators (Agribusinesses) as their pen and paper farmer management system is being replaced by a digitized solution that enables real-time data, monitoring and reporting.