Kenya’s Shamba Records Uses Blockchain, AI to Improve Farm Processes

Kenyan agri-tech startup Shamba Records has built a blockchain-based platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to collect farmers’ harvest records, process payments and issue credit, writes Tom Jackson at Disrupt Africa.

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Founded in 2017 and already used by over 6,000 farmers, the Shamba Records platform provides users with features such as data collection and mapping, payment aggregation, smart contracts, and bulk SMS, making farms more efficient and collecting information that can allow them to access financial services.

It was developed by a team with first-hand experience of farming in Africa.

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