Inspirational appetizers on unusual startups, emerging trends and bleeding-edge research

Fruitful liaison

Medical aid is becoming more affordable in Africa.

And now, thanks to an English startup, agricultural firms can get in contact directly with farmers in Kenya and Tanzania by SMS and voicemail.

Telephone services in East Africa being both more readily available than the internet and cheaper for smallholders to use.

The platform translates messages, allowing communication to take place in farmers’ native tongues.

150,000 farmers have already received individually tailored training or tips on the cultivation and delivery of their products.

In return, they supply important on-site information on harvests and prices. A digital analysis of the yield helps to weigh up investments and risks.

Micro-farms on front yards or roof-tops are great for local urban communities.

Share the inspiration

Previous articleMoving generation
Next articleWhale of a time

More Chillipicks In This Category

Stay Connected

Get a head start with the weekly newsletter

Sign up for your weekly inspiration sent directly to your inbox each friday. Providing you with positive news on innovation. Get a fresh perspective, sparking ideas and preparing you for warm-hearted conversations.

Related Chillipicks