Farmer Helpline Service in Ghana: Dial 0500000996

October 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Accra, Ghana – Delivering vital, actionable information to smallholder and commercial farmers in Ghana is essential to improving farm productivity, generating revenue and improving livelihoods especially in rural farming communities. Agriculture in Ghana is increasingly becoming more knowledge-intensive, thus having access to timely, accurate information that is tailored to specific locations and conditions is critical in helping farmers make the most of their resources in often changing circumstances.

Despite significant advances in technology, farmers in Ghana remain vulnerable to climate variation, poor financial information, drought, poor harvests, weed infestations, and virulent pests. Farming techniques remain outdated, marketing costs too high, and incomes unacceptably low. In an inventive move, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, a technology driven, social impact Geospatial Company incorporated in Ghana is introducing a dedicated farmer helpline: 0500000996

Ghanaian farmers will be able to access weather forecast information in real-time, or request agronomic tips such as crop calendar, planting tips, and access pest and disease information. Additionally, farmers can send a request for farm survey and mapping services. They can call, send a text message, and or WhatsApp message from any mobile or fixed phone and with any network (Vodafone, MTN, TiGO, Airtel, GLO, Expresso). Standard call rates apply.

It is a stress-free, dependable source of information that farmers and other actors across the agricultural value chain can access irrespective of their location.

About Syecomp Ghana Ltd:
Syecomp Ghana Ltd is a technology driven, social impact Geospatial Company incorporated in Ghana since 2009 and primarily focuses on research and knowledge management, and enhancing agriculture through ICT and advanced geospatial solutions. The company is a market leader in the provision of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) survey and mapping services for various actors across the agricultural value chains, and wide range of institutional clients requiring geospatial mapping, research and other knowledge management services. The company’s operational focus spans West and Central Africa. Syecomp is made up of a dynamic team providing direct engagement and support for various actors across and along value chains in new dynamics of gathering data to improve farm productivity, income and efficiency of operations. For more information, please visit: www.syecomp.com or email: Projects@syecomp.com

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