MOBILE APP SET TO REDUCE FARMER EXPLOITATION BY MIDDLE MEN
The Kenya Agricultural Market Information System (KAMIS) is an app that bridges the information gap between farmers and the market thus reducing the risk of exploitation by middlemen. The application provides, among others, information on weather forecasts, input prices, and storage facilities across the country.
Many farmers countrywide are at the mercy of insincere middlemen who purchase produce from farmers at criminally low rates then resell them to the final consumer at premium rates. Farmers who fall victim to these antics do so due to a lack of knowledge on their part about prevailing market trends and prices. However, the launch of KAMIS should mitigate this risk.
The Kenya Agricultural Market Information System (KAMIS) is an app launched to provide a quick way for farmers, traders, and processors to get regional market information anywhere, any time, easily using mobile phones or computers.
The application bridges the information gap between the farmers and the market.
A snapshot of the market breakdown
Through the application and website, farmers can also identify market opportunities and negotiate for better prices. Information on weather forecasts, input prices, and storage facilities across the country are also available.
For more information, access the application website across all smart devices.