Mobile Agriculture Solutions

Smallholder farmers can benefit from mobile money accounts that facilitate seamless money transfers from buyers or government programs and to input providers or laborers, depending on the nature of farming activities. Such accounts also provide smallholders with a secure place to store money. Furthermore, mobile money makes it easier for smallholders to receive remittances from family members; remittances can be a critical source of supplemental income for poor rural households, particularly during the hunger season, right before harvest.

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Report: This white paper from Mercy Corps' AgriFin Accelerate program explores the major findings of a 2015 ecosystem study of digital financial and non-financial services for smallholders in Kenya.
Community: Mercy Corps Agri-Fin Mobile program presents a "bundled" technology option to help smallholders overcome common obstacles to mobile technology.
Community: Opportunity International blog post in 2012 on its use of mobile banking vans.

Mobile Agriculture Solutions

Smallholder farmers can benefit from mobile money accounts that facilitate seamless money transfers from buyers or government programs and to input providers or laborers, depending on the nature of farming activities. Such accounts also provide smallholders with a secure place to store money. Furthermore, mobile money makes it easier for smallholders to receive remittances from family members; remittances can be a critical source of supplemental income for poor rural households, particularly during the hunger season, right before harvest.