Go Africa Partners with Safaricom’s DigiFarm Platform To Offer Seamless Access For Agricultural Services In Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya – October 29,, 2022
Sustainable agriculture is largely driven by interconnected systems across the value chain. To this end, Go Africa Global announces extended partnership with Safaricom and their DigFarm Platform, to offer extended service offerings toward increasing Agricultural production and food security. . Both companies have come together to leverage their synergies to put forward solutions that will digitize agricultural production in Kenya.
Farmers & cooperatives can leverage this integration by using the I-Go Lima Mobile app for reservations and booking of agricultural services. The I-Go Lima App is powered by Safaricom’s market leading M-PESA service to maximize ease of use and flexibility for all users. Visit the Google play store and download the I-Go Lima app today.
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Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, is pioneering rice production in Kenya by providing mechanized services to farmers in the Bunyala Rice Scheme. I-Go Africa has entered into partnerships with Cooperative societies within the Bunyala Rice Scheme to provide mechanization services with the fleet of tractors and harvesters it owns. The aim is to set off and kick-start truly mechanized agricultural production which in turn will result in increased productivity and production of rice within the scheme. Mechanization of agricultural production is part of the larger initiative of I-Go Africa; as it intends to purchase the rice paddy and provide value addition and package rice for sale. Once completed, we anticipate increasing production 6x from current levels resulting in USD 3.0M in total sales annually.
“DigiFarm, is an instrumental partner in this initiative and we appreciate Mr. Omondi Kasidhi, of DigiFarm Kenya LTD, for his support,” states Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, CEO at I-Go Africa. “I-Go Africa is also open to partnering with various cooperative societies today and in the evolving future for this and other partnership opportunities that may arise over time.”
About the I-Go Africa
Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) is a subsidiary of Go Africa Global LLC, a New York-based firm focused on agribusiness enabled by cutting-edge technology. info@I-GoAfrica.com or visit https://goafricaglobal.com/i-goafrica/
About DigiFarm Kenya LTD
DigiFarm Kenya LTD, DigiFarm is a FREE Safaricom service that offers farmers convenient, one-stop access to quality farm inputs at discounted prices, input loans, learning content on farming as well as access to market. Other value-add services provided through DigiFarm include insurance yield cover and extension services through remote agronomists located at the DigiFarm call center or on ground DigiFarm Village Advisors (DVA).. https://www.safaricom.co.ke/media-center-landing/frequently-asked-questions/digifarm
For More information.
Go Africa Contact: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD
DigiFarm Kenya LTD Contact:
Director, DigiFarm Kenya LTD
Safaricom PLC email OKASIDHI@Safaricom.co.ke
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