Mobile phone service of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union

  • 19th December 2017
  • by secretary
6 December 2017. e-Agriculture organized a webinar in partnership with Mercy Corps on their AgriFin Mobile programma, more specifically on the ZFU Ecofarmer Combo in Zimbabwe.

The ZFU Ecofarmer Combo is a bundle of services developed by Econet, the largest Mobile Network Provider in Zimbabwe, and the Zimbabwe Farmers Union, with the support of Mercy Corps. It was one of the best promising practices submitted for the e-Agriculture “call for good and promising practices” earlier this year.

Would you like to know more about the AgriFin Mobile Programme? Go to the project website.

Trey Waters is the Director of AgriFin Mobile, which started in 2012 and is currently working in Indonesia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. He has over eight years experience working internationally with a focus on business and economic development. Trey holds a master’s in Social Enterprise from American University and is currently based in Chicago, USA.

Mildred Makore is currently the Director of Programs for the Mercy Corps AgriFin mobile cluster in Zimbabwe. Mildred is a seasoned financial inclusion practitioner having worked also for the National Payment Systems Department at the Central Bank of Zimbabwe. She holds a Bsc Honours in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.