First published on mezzanineware.com on 23 October 2019
Stephen Kinuthia, the managing executive for small-holder agriculture at Mezzanine, spoke to Kenya’s Metropol TV on 21 October 2020 about our eVouchering solution and how it is helping small-holder farmers access cheaper, quality inputs in the country.
Working with the Ministry of Agriculture in Kenya, Mezzanine’s eVouchering capability is being used to provide subsidies to small-holder farmers to buy inputs (seed, fertiliser, and agrochemicals). Registered and vetted farmers receive an electronic voucher on their mobile phones which, when redeemed at participating agro-dealers, will cover 40% of the cost of their inputs. Farmers can receive their voucher on feature or smart phones, ensuring that the subsidy is opened up to as many farmers as possible.
Notwithstanding the benefit to the farmers themselves, who could also see their yield per acre and therefore income increase, the eVouchering initiative supports registered small and medium enterprises selling inputs to farmers in the participating counties. Food security in these regions is also increased.
Watch the video to learn more about how eVouchering is helping the Kenyan ministry of agriculture support small-holder farmers.