Digital Agriculture Africa provides a digital farm-to-fork solution
Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia
Estimated reach: 20 K people
Project type: digital agriculture, economy
Purpose of Project
Enabling digital learning for small-scale farmers
GIZ’s Digital Agriculture Africa Program aims to address the health, economic and food security impacts of the COVID-19 crisis by providing a digital learning “Farm-to-Fork Solution”. Even though farming is a cornerstone for African economies, accounting for two thirds of employment and contributing to at least 15% of GDP, farmers continue to face significant challenges with regards to low access to information, markets and investment, low use of inputs, degraded soils and a lack of water management. The impacts of COVID-19 in Africa significantly exacerbated these existing challenges, plunging the region into its first recession in over 25 years. The Digital Agriculture Africa Program seeks to help small-scale farmers by enabling scaled digital learning. The platform ranges in topics from climate-smart farming to the COVID-19 pandemic and other critical topics through a free, open access learning platform, thus including both small-scale farmers and consumers.
Program Director and Donor Coordinator
Deputy Program Director and DAA Nigeria Coordinator
Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Accountability & Learning
Digital Finance Lead
Kenya Coordinator and WhatsApp for Business Lead
Sprout Product Lead
Sprout Project and Ethiopia Lead
DAA Program Coordinator
Hamis Said Hincha
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Manager and Head of Communications
Chief Technology Oficer
Chief Products Officer
Director of Admin and Finance
Senior Manager and Head of Operations
The consistency of sales and pricing is making it so that farmers can now trust my advice on how to produce. They are curious about what else Amana Market has to offer.
Yohana Ayuba Gankon
Nigeria, AGRA Extension Agent
Our goal is to equip these farmers with better postharvest handling knowledge and feedback has been great due to the fact that they are reporting less damages to the produce after harvest.
I can farm and still be current as a farm. I don’t feel like I’m falling behind by doing something that is old fashioned because this is all new. I also get to show my younger ones that this is a much more serious path I’m taking by using new technology.
Nigeria, Youth Maize Farmer
Facts about Digital Agriculture Africa
The solution trained more than
on modern farm practice on digital platforms.
Digital Agriculture Africa (DAA) generated more than 12,000 transactions via the digital food marketplace.
More than 40 institutions engaged, onboarded and partnered with Digital Agriculture Africa.
The platform added approximately
30+ value chain sets
available for download and integration into digital channels.
The DAA has supported partners access information through Amana Market Platform, IVR, Sprout Platform, Sprout Learning WhatsApp Service, SMS, Digifarm WhatsApp Service, ATA 8028 Farmers Hotline.
The content is available in English, Kiswahili, and Amharic.