Tag: esoko

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and beyond, it quickly became a donor-darling by promising an African ICT success story with: ¬ Market prices that could alleviate smallholder farmer poverty. ¬ Technology that could bridge systematic transportation failures. ¬ A private-sector for-profit model that didn’t… Read more →

Companies enriching farms in Ghana with weather information

Every stage of the farming cycle is dependent on weather, so farmers need forecasts to manage their daily/seasonal activities. Every year, disasters caused by climate extremities such as severe storms, floods, heat waves and droughts lead to significant losses of life and socioeconomic activities. These disasters can significantly compromise development and growth, particularly in countries with the least capacity to… Read more →

Esoko receives grant funding to help smallholder farmers in Ghana

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) this week announced a US$867,788 grant to Esoko Ghana for the implementation of a MasterCard Foundation-funded project- the Agro Input Access Solution Project. The 36-month project is expected to support the deployment of an innovative technology solution termed “Fashiba”, aimed at helping over 80,000 smallholder farmers to overcome challenges associated with… Read more →