As the backbone of most African economies and the livelihoods of the world’s poor, farmers are indeed, and always have been, agents of change. They just need a little encouragement, or the right types of supports and enabling environments. Favorable policies and regulatory frameworks that enable the use and penetration of mobile phone or internet usage in rural areas is a great start. Access to digital technology can make the distance between a remote farmer and the market even shorter than a straight line. Whereas many smallholders travel several hours by foot from most markets, mobile platforms can share market price information or connect farmers to buyers. In an instant and farmers can easily access necessary information related to good productivity.
Agriculture and Information Technology Ltd, is a company of professionals in agriculture and ICT created by some Agribusiness and computer& software engineering graduates. Upon completing their studies in University of Rwanda in two different colleges (College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences and College Science and Technology), they met and agreed to establish a company called AgrIT (Agriculture and Information Technology Ltd). The idea was generated by committed young entrepreneurs with the ambition of facilitating Rwandan farmers to increase their productivity and production, by apply new technologies in agriculture and be able to compete on the global market.
In addition,AgrIT provides agriculture extension services to the farmers in different areas of agriculture, and link farmers to the potential markets. This junction of knowledge and expertise makes AgrIT one of the tough and fast growing company in Rwanda as well as in the region.
Founder & CEO OF AgrIT
Founder & Administrative assistant
Founder & Head of unit of projects design and implementation
Founder & Head of unit of Marketing and communication
AgrIT works on different projects in Rwanda
AgrIT in area of intervention
Extension services deliverance on agriculture based ICT.
- Business planning (Business plan establishment)
Providing Consultancy Services for agricultural cooperatives.
- Developing websites and software applications in Agriculture.
Customize website based on Agriculture Business service
Developing mobile Apps that provide online and offline agricultural information and marketing
e-Farming is ussd application designed to provide agriculture information and meet farmers with their market.
WE free training for farmers based ICT Technology used in Agriculture.
Climate change is a real and present threat to African food security that is only set to get worse. Compounded with population growth, severe soil degradation across much of the continent, weak and disconnected markets, and limited access to up to date weather information, the situation could be very bleak. Better access to information through digital technology platforms however can help farmers to overcome some of these barriers to adaptation and growth.
Farming is back-breaking labor. Literally. Most farmers in Africa today have very limited access to improved farming equipment or machinery, which means they use centuries-old tools such as the hand hoe and animal powered plows. And they don’t do this just for sport. But to be better businessmen and businesswomen, they need access to a variety of resources – finance, education, inputs – all of which can be provided or accelerated by the use of mobile money or agricultural extension platforms.