Econet Group

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The EcoFarmer Story

EcoFarmer is Econet’s own mobile farming platform. EcoFarmer was launched in 2013 as a weather indexed insurance business. Following launch, EcoFarmer enabled farmers to insure their crops against the risk of false rainfall, excessive rainfall and excessive dry days for as little as $2.50 per year for $25 worth of cover. The cover was available for maize. Insured farmers also received free maize advisory tips and market information. This service was popular with smallholder farmers, although improvement areas were identified.

A research on customer needs in conjunction with our partners in 2015, using human centred design, allowed the business to identify other needs that the service was not addressing. As a result, the services offered are being expanded to include information, financial and value chain services that will be offered by EcoFarmer in conjunction with various Econet units or other external strategic partners. These services will be provided to small scale-farmers, large-scale farmers, farmer organisations as well as industry at large.



  • EcoFarmer is committed to transformation of the agricultural sector and the livelihoods of the smallholder farmers.





To be the leading provider of mobile based farming services in the Southern African Region that assist farmers to be reduce their costs, improve their productivity and increase their incomes.



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