80% of Rwanda is a rural area, which is inhabited by 11.78 Million farmers in 2013 (source: Theglobaleconomy.com).
The government in Rwanda has prioritized the crops rice, maize and corn, that are produced in the country. Furthermore, M-AHWIII has already implemented IT services for about 3000 farmers in Rwanda.
They have hands-on experience with business cases for farmer services.
On top of that we have good contact with the ministry of agriculture, which helped us understanding the context in Rwanda.In three years, we have the objective that 100.000 farmers in Rwanda will use our services (of which 80.000 will improve their output and/or income and/or efficiency which lead to more food security).
We expect that the amount of farmers that use our services will increase in the years after the project period due to a continuation of marketing efforts.
We’ll focus on food crops for the first two years mainly rice, maize and beans and later include cash crops mainly coffee and tea in the third year to boost system revenues from the amount that farmers, MFIs and local insurance companies will pay for our information services.
* Farmer cooperatives and federations will pay a seasonal subscription fee for the information and advisory services they are being offered via this platform.
*Agro-businesses and agro dealers and/or markets will also pay subscription fee to use the system and benefit from it in numerous ways.
*RAB/MINAGRI or any other government institution or Non-profit organizations which support farming initiatives decides to adopt the system and operate it, they will pay an annual license fee to use this platform for their convenience to enhance their operations with farmers
*Insurance companies that work with farmers and financial institutions i.e banks that offers loan packages to farmers