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How do you put 60 years of farming research in the hands of thousands of smallholder farmers?

How do you put 60 years of farming research in the hands of thousands of smallholder farmers?

Haller Farmers, transforming landscapes and empowering communities.

Smallholder farmers living across Africa often have little access to the knowledge, skills, infrastructure and tools that they need to thrive. In Kenya alone, there are more than 5 million smallholder farmers and the majority live on fragile and unproductive land in areas out of reach from the services of agricultural extension workers.

The Haller Farmers app allows us to scale up our impact by leveraging the increasing penetration of mobile technology across Africa to promote sustainable growth across both landscapes and communities.

 

Haller Farmers puts 60+ years of farming expertise directly into the hands of smallholder farmers, sharing proven agricultural knowledge based on what has been tried and tested at the Haller Training & Demonstration Farm and then implemented successfully on the ground by our communities. All of the techniques that we share are low cost and organic, making them widely replicable. 

 

Haller Farmers is now available to download for free, from the Google Play Store, and once downloaded does not use up phone storage, data bundles or wifi. Haller Farmers provides smallholder farmers across Africa with the following information:

 

  • Low cost, sustainable farming techniques.
  • Innovations and new ideas.
  • Clear, step by step instructions.
  • Farming tips.
  • Youth Farming content, encouraging the next generation of farmers.
  • Conservation information, ideas to practice environmental conservation and human/animal conflict management.
  • Direct contact with the Haller team through the Noticeboard.
  • Access to a wide variety of planting techniques for indigenous and medicinal crops that use minimal water.
  • An interactive, visual representation of our model 1000 sq metre plot of land perfectly designed for efficient land-use.
  • Available in both English and Swahili and supported by Swahili audio to overcome illiteracy challenges.

 

Our vision is to create choice for smallholder farmers across Africa, enriching eco-systems and creating better-empowered lives. You can download Haller Farmers here.

Impact Story: How Haller Farmers has helped changed Patricia’s life for the better.

EXPLORE STAGE 4 OF THE HALLER JOURNEY: HEALTH, EDUCATION & ENTERPRISE.