“In today’s increasingly connected world, women are being left behind. A significant gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in low-and middle-income countries is hindering growth for the mobile industry and means women are missing out” –RITA ROBERT OTU.

Women Agricultural Extension Services (WAGES) MOBILE is an ICT based mobile platform – which brings all agric offerings for small farmers under one roof. It connects small farmers to their various needs – Seeds, fertilizers, equipment, crop advisory & market linkage of agric produce.

Our mission is to support our women farmers to increase food security and increase financial inclusion. Furthermore, Wages mobile approach is to “re-imagine” the agricultural value chain. We use digital technology to empower the farmers we source from as well as vendors we deliver the goods to. Moreover, Wages mobile is cooperating with financial-service providers who rely on digital devices.

We are about to start our e-commerce platform which will allow informal grocers to place orders, network with vendors, view their order history and plan future orders. We plan on using DRONE technology to teach women farmer’s agric technology.

Our objectives are:
Bring together proven e-agriculture solutions that will benefit women;
• Share knowledge on successful e-agriculture solutions and identifying ways of scaling up implementations at national level and Strengthen Community e-agriculture solutions with women farmers. So far reaching over 20,000 smallholder farmers across in Nigeria over the last 3 years with relevant information has improved the entrepreneurial success.

DESCRIPTION and SCALABILITY
This is an IT-based extension service delivery system that involves recording best practices and innovations along specific agricultural value chains that are used as teaching aid in rural areas. The approach will enable farmers to obtain a comprehensive view of the value chains they engage in and appreciate the central role they occupy and how it is linked to other value chain players.

WAGES mobile helps to transform rural smallholder farmers into successful entrepreneurs by delivering data and services that improve productivity, decisions, practices, crop outputs, income and livelihoods, leading to employment opportunities and increased income.

Empowering farmers through education, knowledge and improved income from better agricultural practices and market information.

• Providing localized data that increase farmer’s ability to adapt to climate changes, increasingly unpredictable periods of rain and drought as well as showing agricultural best practices.

• Enabling inventory tracking that reduces inefficiencies and wasted crops.

• Reaching 20,000 smallholder farmers across in Nigeria over the last 3 years with relevant information to improve women farmers’ entrepreneurial success.
Delivering data and services that improve productivity, decision on planting and harvest, agricultural practices, crop outputs, income and livelihoods of rural farmer

Please describe how and where this project is replicable.

By providing funding and deep technical expertise to service providers, we support scalable commercial digital solutions that impact women, smallholder farmers and the agricultural industry at large.

Please describe how this project is sustainable.

Wages mobile works with mobile operators and their partners to address the barriers to women accessing extension services. Together we can unlock this substantial market opportunity for the mobile industry, deliver significant socioeconomic benefits and transform women’s lives. When women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive.

How does this project promote SDGs values in your community?

WAGES Mobile promotes SDG’s values in terms of providing a forum for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies to make communication information a global space.

In line with SDG goals this project is to reduce the gender gap in digital agriculture and unlock significant commercial and socio-economic opportunities for women farmers to reduce inequality in the society. Through an innovative approach to financing, training, collateral, and the identification, delivery, and installation of vital assets,

WAGES mobile provides women farmers with key tools to spur growth.

Please describe the qualitative and quantitative economic, social and environmental impact of the project.

WAGES mobile helps to transform rural smallholder farmers especially women into successful entrepreneurs by delivering data and services that improve productivity, decisions, practices, crop outputs, income and livelihoods, leading to employment opportunities and increased income.

• Empowering 50,000 farmers through education, knowledge and improved income from better agricultural practices and market information.

• Providing localized data that increase farmer’s ability to adapt to climate changes, increasingly unpredictable periods of rain and drought as well as showing agricultural best practices.

• Enabling inventory tracking that reduces inefficiencies and wasted crops.

• Reaching 50,000 smallholder farmers across in Nigeria over the last 3 years with relevant information to improve women farmers’ entrepreneurial success.
Delivering data and services that improve productivity, decision on planting and harvest, agricultural practices, crop outputs, income and livelihoods of rural farmer

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