Blockchain/AI/IoT | March 15, 2017

GreenFingers Mobile links smallholder farmers to big buyers

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Netherlands-based impact investor Hivos made an undisclosed equity investment in South African startup, GreenFingers Mobile.

GreenFingers Mobile is a partnership between an accelerator, Impact Amplifier, and Mobenzi, a mobile tech company.

The GreenFingers Mobile app helps farmers manage and track farming inputs and crop sales, and provides technical assistance to farmers as needed.

The platform has enrolled 2,000 farmers in three countries and expects to reach 10,000 in the next year, a representative told ImpactAlpha.

Most of the world’s poor living on less than $2 per day rely on agriculture for income.