All Smallholder Farmers Prospering in an Interconnected Digital World

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians who partner with communities, corporations and governments to transform lives around the world. Our AgriFin program leverages the power, convenience, and prevalence of mobile phones to help smallholder farmers access digital services to boost their harvests and incomes. Our goal is to lift 10 million smallholder farmers out of poverty by 2023.

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Measuring the DigiFarm Impact: Initial Insights from the Randomised Control Study

The first experiment (Sample I) studies the MVP solution and randomly divides a sample of 3,152 households into four groups: MVP encouragement only, MVP and M-SHWARI encouragements, M-SHWARI encouragement only,…

From traditional classroom learning to household tablet learning: The Smallholders’ Capacity Building Solution?

The growing penetration of digital technology in Tanzania is reaching even low-income populations, providing access to individuals who were previously excluded from digital financial services such as payments, savings, loans…

Building the DigiFarm Innovation Platform – The Journey to One Million Farmers

How did a pioneering mobile money provider become a change agent for the world’s smallholder farmers? This is the question that Safaricom and the Vodafone Group asked Mercy Corps’ AgriFin…

Marketing Agriculture Micro-Insurance through Rural Social Networks

A case study of Pula’s referral program to drive adoption of Chilala Insurance in Zambia and Malawi. Read/download the full Case Study report, here. Poor weather, pests and diseases, and…

Climate-smart Agriculture: Solar Powered Pumps Empower Women Farmers

‘When women benefit from irrigation technologies, this can lead to improved household nutrition and health’ , Elizabeth Bryan and Hagar ElDidi, IFPRI. Christine Wajiru, 66 years-old, lives on a 1-acre farm in rural…

Quick Wins for Digital Agriculture: Why Digitizing Aggregation Centers is a Fast Path to Long-Term Impact for Smallholders

When exploring opportunities in the digital agriculture ecosystem, discussion often focuses on buzzworthy technologies like the internet of things, artificial intelligence, blockchain and satellite imagery. There is no doubt that…

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