TINDERET AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICERS EMBRACE NandE-FARM SYSTEM
Agriculture Extension Officers in Tinderet Sub County are optimistic that, the NandE-Farm system will help farmers improve their way of doing business.
They acknowledged that the initiative would help farmers get value for their investments.
During training held in Tinderet by the County Government of Nandi through the department of Agriculture and Cooperative development, the extension officers applauded the system well thought of capabilities to offer a managed service with mobile access to field users.
According to ICT head, Agriculture Mr. Shadrack Kirui, NandE-Farm system presents real opportunity to support farmers to profile their data, link to markets, access affordable and quality input by linking farmers to registered Agro vets and provide for a platform to request and get quality extension services at subsidized costs.
He also stated the functions of the system to support administration of input subsidy programs and its role to facilitate tracking of county agriculture input stock management.
The officers were trained 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.
Mr. Joseph Cheruiyot, the Sub County Agricultural Officer attached to Tinderet stated that they are excited about the system because it will help in visibility by it providing access to reports and proper records of the services and programs carried out. “We believe farmers would be happy to hear what we have discussed particularly about the transparency this technology brings”.
The NandE-Farm is a digital platform that aims to be a well-functioning regulated Agricultural Information Management System which will facilitate an improved service delivery access to farmers and all the stakeholders in Agriculture and Cooperative Development.
Each ward in Tinderet will be provided with two devices among its extension officers to facilitate the process.
All wards in Tinderet namely Kapsimotwo, Tinderet, Chemase/Chemelil and Songhor/Soba were represented.