Safaricom opened a Digifarm depot in Burnt Forest town, Uasin Gishu County, as part of the company’s efforts to encourage more smallholder farmers to transition into agribusiness by creating opportunities for them to access high quality inputs and sustainable markets.
The depot was opened in partnership with agricultural supply chain experts iProcure, and targets thousands of farmers in and around the county with high quality seeds, fertilisers, animal feeds and agricultural chemicals.
Farmers will be able to purchase these inputs via M-PESA or credit payable between 30, 60 or 90 days depending on the credit package a farmer gets.
The depot will act as a source of vital data for the county government, which will be able to use this information for planning and resource allocation as well as enabling agricultural extension officers to reach more farmers.
Digifarm is an integrated mobile platform that offers farmers convenient, one-stop access to a variety of services including discounted inputs and advice on input use, financing, and information on crops and animals. The platform also improves collection of agricultural data by registering farmers and allowing them to key in information such as the size of their farms and nature of farming activities.
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