DIGITAL CAPACITY BUILDING TO NANDI HILLS SUB COUNTY AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICERS.
In a bid to increase access and use of services by farmers, the County Government of Nandi through the department of Agriculture and Cooperative Development has been implementing a market oriented agricultural e-extension, e-learning and data management services through the NandE-Farm system.
This system provides for a platform that facilitates extension services, stock management, AI services and a cooperative management module.
Extension officers in their role to provide timely information, link farmers with sources of farming inputs and credit facilities and in the provision of education services to farmers ; are key assets for the success of this project.
Thus, the ICT technical team from the above named department led Nandi Hills Sub county agricultural extension officers through training.
The officers will access the system as an integrated mobile app known as e-subsidy.
The training was focused on capacitating the officers with the knowledge of how to use the app to register farmers, edit farmers details, view current stock volumes, receive stock transferred to service points, redeem vouchers received, create new receipt for transaction, view agro dealer payments, create and view orders and to view product list.
To facilitate effective and extensive use of this system, the county government of Nandi partnered with DigiFarm an integrated mobile app by Safaricom that supports service delivery to crop and livestock farmers and DIGICOW by FarmTech Company that supports the dairy farmer.
Each ward will be allocated two devices to facilitate the process.
All wards in the Sub County were represented namely Kapchorwa, Lessos, Nandi hills and Chepkunyuk.