Kenny Ewan– CEO
Teresa Nekesa – Africa Programme Manager
Camilla Gordon – International Communities Manager
Amy Barthorpe – Business Development & Ops Manager
Arianna Valentini – Latin America Manager
Mickey Peicheva – Comms and Marketing
WeFarm is ‘The internet for people with no internet’ – a pioneering social enterprise, launching a peer to peer knowledge sharing platform for small-scale farmers in rural communities in Africa and Latin America. Providing a service to ask questions addressing anything from farming techniques to business ideas that can improve their lives. Access to relevant, useful information is one of the biggest challenge facing the 500 million small-scale farmers around the world. With WeFarm they can receive useful, peer-sourced answers from anywhere in the world, with the help of our team of volunteer translators, before being sent to other farmers all over the world, and its all available through any device, anywhere, even the most basic mobile phone.
The idea behind WeFarm was born in 2010 as an innovative communications platform to enable peer to peer knowledge sharing between this diverse group of producer partners around the world, who had a great deal of knowledge and ideas to share, but very limited access to tools that would enable this.
Developed, tested and piloted over 5 years as a project of the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF), a UK-registered charity who works with smallholder tea, coffee and cocoa farmers and their organisations. A proof of the WeFarm concept was successfully achieved – real-time, multilingual knowledge sharing by with farmers in 3 countries with no access to internet (we believe this was a world first!)
In the summer of 2014 we won the Google Impact challenge which has given us the start up funds to launch ‘WeFarm v1.0’ and start pushing towards scale. As the time of writing we have picked up over a 1000 users in just the first month of operations…and thats just the beginning!
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WeFarm Non-Executive Directors:
Stephen Rockman – Founder, Merism Capital
Claire Rhodes – General Manager, Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation
Richard Hanson – Software Developer, Manifesto Digital
Cooper Renfro – Analyst, Social Finance
Caroline Bertin – Marketing Manager
WeFarm would like to thank the following organisations/agencies/people/listening ears for their partnership and support to help us get to where we are:
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