Farming app boosts productivity for South Africa farmers

2018-11-08 10:41:54

A computer application in South Africa is helping emerging small-scale farmers connect with supermarkets.

The award-winning app, Khula, helps farmers by making it easier for them to market, sell and transport their produce to their markets.

Businesses, in turn, are given the option of ordering fresh, organic vegetables straight from the ground.

The app’s founders say they created the program to find ‘African solutions to African problems’.

“We thought if we could find a way to all those emerging farmers it will have huge implications on employment and basically huge implications on the economic growth of the continent as a whole,” said co-founder Karidas Tshintsholo, alongside other co-founder Matthew Piper.

Over six hundred farmers are using the app so far.