AgriConnect

WGF’s Livelihood & Sustainability Council’s (LSC) mission is to enhance rural economy through co-creating and advancing rural enterprises, using technology innovations and scientific processes, sharing best practices and developing techniques to foster trade and employment for rural populations.

AgriConnect

About AgriConnect

AgriConnect is a pioneering no-code platform designed to empower farmers by democratizing access to vital agricultural knowledge. Through familiar platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram, it delivers real-time, tailored advice on climate-smart practices, pest management, and crop diversification, all in the user’s native language.

Problem Statement

 

Globally, smallholder farmers face numerous like lack of access to up-to-date information on climate-smart agriculture, effective pest control methods, and crop diversification strategies. The information is not localized hindering their productivity and sustainability. This gap leads to inefficient farming practices, reduced yields, increased vulnerability to climate change, and, ultimately, continued poverty and food insecurity in rural communities.

Solution & Uniqueness

 

AgriConnect aims to bridge the information gap through a user-friendly, no-code platform that leverages popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram. The platform allows users, including farmers, NGOs, and educational institutions, to easily upload and adapt their content into interactive chatbot scripts or radio segments. This content is then delivered directly to farmers in real-time, offering them personalized advice. The advice is tailored to the farmer’s specific needs and available in their native language, ensuring it is both relevant and easy to understand.

Scale of Opportunity

Compared to the current models where farmers reach out to local brokers of information, AgriConnect provides access to information at zero cost with only internet access charges to be borne by farmers. Potential to reach 5,000 farmers to access AgriConnect as part of the ongoing partnership negotiations by the end of the Calendar Year.

WGF leaders providing oversight:

Ratan Agarwal

Call To Action

▸SPREAD the word about the organization’s activities among your contacts

▸INVEST and contribute towards the organization’s mission

▸SHARE your knowledge or expertise on any of the following: Agriculture, Technology, Livelihood, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship.

▸VOLUNTEER with any of the organization’s activities

▸WRITE about the organization’s work to share with the external audience

To contribute to AgriConnect’s activities, click to visit the website.

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