Marakeng is the farmers partner in maintaining sustainable agro-commodity supplier. This is a system where farmers can learn how to produce for market (Commercial Farming) and collectively with other farmers in a same sector. Itís a collaboration platform, data collection & analysis, weather forecasting and E-learning platform for farmers.
Everybody is going mobile. Above all, we are now connected and internet is becoming an essential part of our lives. Who said farmers donít embrace technology? With Marakeng, farmers will take advantage of technology to have reliable and timely agricultural based information that will help them to protect themselves from potential losses, reduce costs of production while enjoying higher yields, resulting in increasing income.
Marakeng was developed to act as a reliable link between all stakeholders in agriculture. Give precise knowledge of what is happening in a farming industry. We have several stakeholders that can use the system for different purposes. These stakeholders are businesses, farmers, researchers / knowledge workers, government ministries and agencies, finally, citizens or individuals. Summary on usage is in this way; Farmers will learn and produce, send data to the system( I call it a marketing platform for farm fresh produce), government agencies and policy makers have precise knowledge on production, which will enable them to make informed decisions (it works as Business Intelligence tool for government). Finally, businesses and consumers can place an order of fresh produce from the mountain kingdom. We have not left behind service providers to give their services to farmers, if farmers could have known Ministry of agricultural Research on climate change, there could have been no losses incurred in 2016 production year.