Africa: WEFARM Knowledge-Sharing Platform Expands to Tanzania
WEFARM, a farmer-to-farmer digital network, has expanded operations in Tanzania after helping more than 1.5 million small scale farmers in Kenya and Uganda to share information and knowledge about farming activities.
The General Manager of the digital network platform, Nicholas John said in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday that they would officially launch their operations in Tanzania tomorrow after a successful brief period of trials in Iringa, Njombe and Songwe regions.
“We got a very good response from the government. We were insisted on sustainability. The minister (of Agriculture, Japhet Hasunga) was very keen on our modal,” he said at a meeting with editors of mainstream media, including the Daily News.
The General Manager said they expected to expand to other regions after the launching event and were optimistic of registering between 40,000 and 50,000 new members every month in Tanzania.
“We have set a month target of between 40,000 and 50,000 new members and we hope by the end of the year we will have 300,000 farmers in our ecosystem,” he said.