These 5 innovations will transform the lives of smallholder farmers

In this blog post  Ishmael Sunga, Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), identifies five technologies have the potential to connect smallholder farmers to new resources, information, knowledge and markets. These cover:

  1. Improved access to electricity to increase efficiency and reduce food loss
  2. Increased internet connectivity to access information and knowledge to improve productivity on their farms
  3. Mobile devices and platforms connect smallholder farmers to markets
  4. Unique identifiers improve data about farmers, for farmers
  5. Geospatial analysis to help farmers make informed decisions