What Is EcoFarmer?
EcoFarmer is a revolutionary way of farming using mobile technology. It is Zimbabwe’s first Micro Insurance product designed to insure inputs and Crops against drought or excessive rainfall. In addition the insured farmer will also receive daily weather information, farming tips and information on when and where to sell, and the best price for their produce.
With EcoFarmer productivity is increased and food security improved.
Therefore the mobile phone as an information and communication tool, has the potential to extend agriculture extension services to underserved markets. Through the use of the mobile phone, access to technical and market information can contribute to increased yields and income of smallholder farmers and other players in the agricultural value chains. Eco cash a payment instrument which is facilitated through the use of the mobile phone will go a long way in assisting smallholder farmers to make and receive payments.