Agroways farmers at various Village Agregation Centers (VACs) were profiled using the Agrobase data collection app. a total of 50,000 farmers were profiled. The same system “Agrobase’ was then used for paying the farmers when they brought in their produce… Thus digitizing the Maize Value Chain
The biggest challenge was that Agroways was not utilizing technology properly. Too much of the work was still being recorded manually, which meant that the numbers took a long time to note down and then to be analyzed. Live data was also not available and decisions can only be made after all the required data and been received. This was holding Agroways back; they knew they could corner more of the market if they had the ability to be more mobile.
Agrobase came up with combined cutting edge technology with real world practicality. Everyone knew that the systems had to be updated, the real challenge was updating them without disrupting the whole organization in a negative way. The solution was to introduce proper workload management done through computers, while providing mobile platforms to the stakeholders.
This allowed the workers to be involved in the job instead of feeling like they had been made redundant by technology.
Tags Agroways, DFS, UNCDF
Date March 13, 2017