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East Africa launches online trading of farmers to grain buyers

Published on August 06, 2015

A platform to connect farmers to grain buyers in the region was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. The platform, dubbed G-Soko, was developed by a Kenyan-based IT firm Virtual City in partnership with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) and the Food Trade Eastern and Southern Africa Organization. G-Soko, the online trading platform will now enable Smallholder farmers in the East Africa to sell their produce at favorable prices.

Speaking at the launch of the platform, the Secretary General of the East African Community Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera commended EAGC for partnering with the Secretariat to implement the EAC Food Security Action Plan, which is the EAC strategy to achieve food security in the region. Read more.  Source | Wisconsin Ag Connection