Since October 2015, the teams have set up national working on the ground to identify needs, to share knowledge and experience and to develop ideas for solutions that are suitable and sustainable within each local setting.
A community of young people in Thiès, Senegal, established an agricultural technology innovation hub named “Yesaal Agrihub” as a focal point for IT-based technological innovation within the local agribusiness scene.
Yeesal has been using social media as well as physical meetings and events to reach out and grow the community.
Honey has always been very important for Ethiopian small-scale farmers, both for their own nutrition but also as an added source of revenue diversification, improving their long term income security.
“Yenemar” or “Money or Honey” is intended to be an app-based crowd-investment service that can create a better linkage between honey producers and consumers.
In the mountains of West Java in Indonesia, the community of Kasepuhan Ciptagelar has both strong roots in the history of agriculture and ancestral traditions of farming, as well as a curiosity towards new technological innovations.
The Indonesian team collaborates with the community to experiment with open source technologies that both integrate local knowledge and traditional wisdom while attempting to improve the productivity of farmers.