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Farming Data aims to bridge the gaps in information flow for smallholding farmers. We are developing a mobile platform that provides real-time market information to smallholder farmers for buying and selling crops. We will also analyse the collated big data for evidence-based policy action. Our goal is not only to increase the efficiency of surplus crop sales and the economic situation for smallholder farmers, but also to enable positive changes in these regional communities by amplifying their oft-ignored individual voices into a powerful collective voice. Taking advantage of the rapid rise in app technology and proliferation of mobile phones, our platform will allow smallholder farmers to form a digital cooperative, to collaborate with others, and to sell to previously inaccessible markets. Our analysis of high resolution spatiotemporal data will also accurately define emerging food security issues in order to inform agricultural ministries.
Watch Paul Bergen from Farming Data in discussion with Luther Phillips: