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The Connected Farmer: How Vodacom is Making Farming Cool

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Vodacom has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German government and Manstrat Agricultural Intelligence Solutions to launch a mobile technology solution to support South African smallholder farmers into commercial agriculture.

Mobile ICT solutions such as Vodacom’s Connected Farmer platform will help to address this by providing farmers with the services they need. This promotes sustainable agricultural practices, enhances productivity and, most importantly, reduces risk.Sourcing from smallholder farmers as a result becomes more realistic and executable for food manufacturers and retail businesses, increasing the number of smallholders and subsistence farmers in commercial agricultural value chains.

The Connected Farmer platform is aimed at connecting enterprises, small and commercial agribusinesses, NGOs and farmer associations.

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