Small-scale agriculture is the biggest industry on earth
And Wefarm is building a platform for these 1 billion farmers
Over 1 billion smallholder farmers produce 80% of the world's food, and four of the five most traded commodities on earth, yet the vast majority lack access to the internet and even basic information to help them solve problems or share ideas.
No one has built a platform for these farmers. Until Wefarm.
Wefarm is already the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, with more than 1 million farmers using our eco-system in Kenya and Uganda alone, sharing more than 40,000 questions and answers every day.
Farmers connect with one another to solve problems, share ideas, and spread innovation - even without any internet connection (Wefarm works even through SMS), and for free. Utilising the latest machine learning technology, Wefarm’s service gets bespoke, crowd- sourced information to help farmers produce higher quality product, increase yields, gain insight into pricing, tackle the effects of climate change, source the best seeds, fertiliser, and loans, diversify agricultural interests, and more.
With the small-scale global agricultural market valued at over 400 billion USD, our vision is to create a digital online/ offline ecosystem for global small-scale agriculture.
A mission-driven company
Wefarm is a globally scalable tech startup doing cutting edge work on machine learning and technology, but with a social mission at the heart of what we do. As the world's first large-scale peer-to-peer network for offline communities, we believe farmers have knowledge that should be shared and celebrated. Through enabling smallholders a chance to connect with others and share insights, resources and support, we believe Wefarm’s network has the power to create a new global ecosystem for agriculture.
Three key principles
Information Is power
Information can improve livelihoods. With knowledge gained on Wefarm, smallholder farmers can improve crop yield, solve diseases, create new irrigation systems, find better markets and much more.
Peer to peer knowledge transfer is at the heart of our model. We believe strongly that other farmers have a huge amount of relevant experience and knowledge to share. We use technology to take 1 farmer out of 1,000,000 with a question… and find the 1 farmer out of 1,000,000 who has an answer.
Connect all farmers
Our vision is to create an ecosystem for global small-scale agriculture, connecting farmers to the information, agricultural inputs, goods and services, and ultimately markets they want. And to do this with the farmer in the centre.
A Global Business
At Wefarm we embed our mission into the heart of what we do, and then concentrate on building a great startup and business. We believe that having a purpose will only help us on our way to being a cutting edge, globally scalable startup, and ultimately a highly profitable company.