Empowering smallholder farmers to become financially independent.
Empresa de Comercialização Agricola (ECA) is a sustainable agronomy business which engages smallholder farmers by providing them with inputs on credit, extension advice on conservation farming and access to markets at fair prices.
Local farmers own 45% of the shares in ECA.
ECA rolled out an innovative grain aggregation and input financing solution. They intended to leverage a technology platform to provide general agricultural practices via SMS updates and mobile payments to farmers.
Well established farming business that provides a good basis for innovation with integrated information / training / payment software and systems.