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TIOMANgrow platform provides rural smallholder farmers with the missing knowledge of conservation farming

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/hunger/

I am grateful to be doing something in my life that I love and everyday it puts a smile on my face to knowing that I am working with a fantastic team of people who have the same energy and passion that I have. At TIOMANgroup everything we do has to mean something and that is why out tagline is #contrbute2change. We are now pushing forward with our new digital platform @TIOMANgrow and we are now signing up members in Botswana with our local partner I CAN FARM GLOBAL. I am not a farmer I do like to grow things in my garden and have always be interested in conversation farming and now it is fantastic that with our platform we can support those hard to reach smallholder farmers with our SMS services with local weather forecast, pest and disease information and so much knowledge that many people who are connected to the internet have at the tip of their fingers our members do not.

For many people that know me and have followed my journey of travelling throughout Africa over the last decade, working with companies to design and build last mile distribution networks to provide SHS's, mini grids and solar products. There are many digital apps that are available today however most of them have been built for the farmer who has internet access and the ability to purchase a smartphone that is when @TIOMANgrow is different as we have our own network of TIOMANgrow agents that sign up the smallholder farmer and provide ongoing support to our smallholder farmers in the field. Our digital platform provides all of the information that the TIOMANgrow agent uses to bring conversation farming practices to smallholder farmers that until their joined our membership programme would not have even know what conversation farming means.

So I can say that TIOMANgroup with TIOMANgrow is providing sustainable agriculture and we are supporting the Sustainable Development Goal 2 #contribute2change

 

Polly Galita

polly@tiomangroup.com

 

Polly Galita CEO/Founder TIOMANgroup #contribute2change