Rural Farmers HUB

Crop insights from space straight to your phone

What is the mission of Rural Farmers Hub?Rural Farmers Hub is an AgriTech company that develops end-to-end solutions for farmers in Africa, corporates, and industries to help them make better decisions, improve the crop yield and income sustainability.

What does Rural Farmers Hub offer?
Rural Farmers Hub developed an e-extension tool called Capture™, a software (bot) that provides personalized crop health advice to farmers via SMS, voice call, mobile app, or in-person.

What is the Space Tech behind it?
Capture™ is a cloud-based software that combines satellite multispectral indices and a digital library of good agronomic practices to provide smallholder farmers with tailored farming advice that helps to improve their crop yield and income sustainably.

What are the applications?
Information and extension services are a primary need of the farming population in Africa, lack of which prevents many farmers from improving their productivity and growing their enterprises to economically viable level. Capture™ supports more than 5000 farmers with good agronomy practices at very low cost. Benefits and features include:

  • Remote soil testing and assessment of fertilizer requirements
  • Crop health alert from planting to harvest with timely tips 24/7
  • Mitigating pest attacks and disease through IoT
  • Formalization of yield data into a data-driven, personalized risk report

How is Rural Farmers Hub supporting the UN SDGs?
The activities of the Rural Farmers Hub are highly aligned with UN SDGs, especially with the acceleration of the economic growth and promotion of the responsible consumption and production. Their automated advisory helps smallholder farmers to increase their yields by an average of 35% and to raise their income by an average of 17%. Other outputs include reduced climate impacts, improved food security, and increased adoption of technical knowledge by farmers.

GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action