Interviews #EmpoderaLIVE: Kenny Ewan, Founder and CEO of Wefarm.org
Kenny is CEO and Founder at Wefarm, a pioneering tech start-up building an eco-system for the 1 billion small-scale farmers globally. Wefarm is already the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, with more than 1.5 million farmers using our eco-system in Kenya and Uganda alone, sharing more than 40,000 questions and answers every day. Previous experience includes: Managing large-scale projects across 14 countries with Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation and directing the operations of an international social enterprise in Latin American countries.
Within wefarm.org, farmers can connect with one another to solve problems, share ideas, and spread innovation – even without any internet connection (Wefarm works even through SMS), and for free. Utilising the latest machine learning technology, Wefarm’s service gets bespoke, crowdsourced information to help farmers produce higher quality product, increase yields, gain insight into pricing, tackle the effects of climate change, source the best seeds, fertiliser, and loans, diversify agricultural interests, and more.