The 21st Century Digital Farmer! Program

Details of the organization
Mucho Mangoes Ltd
Business sector entities

Information about the project
The 21st Century Digital Farmer! Program
The 21st Century Digital Farmer Program uses Mobile Tent ICT centres to provide 3 months Computer and Agricultural Production skills training to farming Communities in Rural Kenya. The training is conveniently delivered at the farmers location, using a flexible 2 hours per day model, to allow farmers to attend to their farms and other social economic activities. Participation is drawn from the farming community but much emphasis is on women and Youth, deliberately to bridge the gap on social spaces and online, where women are dominated by men. As with rural and poor communities, women's lack of access to the benefits of information technology threatens to reinforce their second-rate status and create a new form of social exclusion.
Local implementation: Kenya, Taveta
Ongoing from 07/01/2017 to 28/02/2018
AFRINIC, through the Fund for Internet Research & Education in Africa, FIRE

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Project
  • Training initiative