Meet the ‘fine boy and founder of FARMERLINE: a Ghanaian software company and social enterprise, Alloysius Attah.
At his age, 27, he has been nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa.
At age 5, Alloysius’ parent divorced, and he had to live with his aunty who was into small scale farming, in the village.
Having being with farmers most of his life, he experienced the challenges small scale farmers go through to produce food, and cater for their family.
IMPACT OF FARMERLINE
farmerline has really helped farmers by educating them on how to yield more and increases income by average of 55.6%.
All farmers have to do, is to pay token for subscription, and they are provided with informations on their mobile phones.
Informations such as: the amount of fertilizer to use, when and where, where to grow which crop, etc.
The wonderful thing about farmerline is that, it is available in 12 languages, and is not only available to farmers in Ghana, but farmers across West African countries namely, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria.
WHAT FARMERLINE DOES
They connect farmers to the market, helps them with farming techniques, financial information, weather forecasts, farming tips and equipment devices through mobile technology.
Alloysius Attah, is doing all he can to make small scale farming, profitable.
If you are a small scale farmers and need tips on how to increase your income, then I think FARMERLINE is the best place to look to.
By: Victoria Asamoah