By Jeremy Ogolla
Eastern Africa Farmers Federation has rolled out the eGranary platform.
This a virtual platform that seeks to help aggregate farmers to enable them access markets, financial services and extension.
Chief Executive Officer Stephen Muichiri says so far they have 13,000 grain farmers on the platform.
Muichiri says they are targeting to mobilize more farmers on the system who are especially known to organize in groups or cooperatives that are members of the national associations.
The platform will be used to mitigate challenges faced by farmers when it comes to trade for both input and output market due to challenges such as lack of brokerage service, agriculture extension information and linking financial services among others.
According to Muichiri, the inspiration of the platform is borrowed from other successful virtual spaces currently existing in hospitality and transport sector user which run the largest chain of hotels and services in the world through virtual aggregation and subscription of service providers.
Edited By Beth Nyaga