Heifer International, a nonprofit group on a mission to finish world starvation and poverty, has unveiled her Digital Agriculture Champions (DAC) initiative.
The initiative, stated in a press release, will leverage exponential digital applied sciences as a key part in the design of signature applications masking 11 international locations of Heifer’s operations in Africa.
Heifer added that the hassle will ship sustainable, cost-effective coaching modules for smallholder farmers throughout Heifer Africa, beginning with Kenya.
“Heifer is advancing know-how and mechanization to deal with a number of the post-pandemic challenges throughout totally different Agricultural worth chains in Africa; investing in digital extension methods for coaching as a post-pandemic response technique that may create environment friendly, scalable options for farmers and assist increase the worth chains in which they work.
“Heifer can also be dedicated to mentoring the youth who typically represent the extension employees, and is targeted on empowering them to turn into digital champions with entrepreneurship expertise to make sure high quality companies for farmers, and sustainable enterprise fashions past the lifetime of Heifer mission interventions.
“Heifer is committed to catalyzing ground-up engagement of the youth in Agriculture. The Digital Agriculture Champions initiative will foster the application of digital technology in Agriculture, delivering solutions that address challenges faced by smallholder farmers at scale, ”stated Adesuwa Ifedi, Senior Vice President Africa Programs, Heifer.
“The idea for the AYuTe Africa Challenge (AYuTe stands for Agriculture, Youth and Technology) was conceived by Heifer based on four decades of work as a trusted partner of African farmers—and seeing first-hand the stark difference between local farms that have access to new technologies and those that do not;” she added.
Kuza’s founder Sriram Bharatam explains: “We are a strong believer in the fact that one plus one is 11. When you bring tools to partners together with a common, shared vision and values, you can create magic.”
“The Digital Agriculture Champions will capitalize on the network effectby first running programs that incubate young entrepreneurs, who then each engage approximately 200 households in rural communities, giving them the knowledge, tools, and networks needed to transform how they do business in a sustainable way, especially in agriculture.” he added.