Students’ mobile-based platform to boost farming in Rwanda

Ms Lilian Uwintwali, a student from Rwanda who has partnered with two others to invent M-Ahwii Limited, a mobile-based platform that provides farmers with agricultural information on prices, insurance, banking and other government extension services. PHOTO | JAMES KARIUKI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Ms Uwintwali said farmers who use the platform have increased crop, meat and milk production.
  • The service also provides farmers with agricultural information on prices, insurance, banking and other government extension services.
  • The new service, once commercialised at a nominal fee, will be run on pay-per-use basis.
  • In future, the project will be expanded across East Africa to enhance farmer to farmer interactions.

A mobile-based platform, M-Ahwii Limited, invented by three students to boost farming goes commercial in August starting in Rwanda before it expands across East Africa.

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