Sokopepe is an initiative of Arid Lands Information Networks (ALIN) aimed at harnessing the power of information and communication technologies in enabling farmers to efficiently reach and exploit a fair market for their produce. At the same time, it increases efficiency in the agriculture value chain providing a platform for farmers to share information and execute electronic transactions.
|Youth accessing Sokopepe information at the Maarifa centre|
"I am pleased to have interacted with the system after I registered and successfully logged in... I was able to view the goods on sale.. I encourage other community members to use the system and enjoy access to better markets..." Joephilova loongiti. ....the registration process is simple and every farmer can register from a simple mobile handset.. thanks for the information. He added..
A farmer who represented Nguruman community during Sokopepe launching at Ng'arua Maarifa centre thanked ALIN for entrusting him and added that, he had lots of information to share with fellow farmers from the experience he obtained from the exposure.
|Jacob Naipaa, A young farmer who represented Nguruman community during sokopepe launching harvesting his Tomato crop|
For one to register for Sokopepe, he/she needs to have a mobile phone not necessarily an internet enabled one.
Send an SMS to 20245:
To get market prices, send an SMS to 20245:
To get farming tips, send an SMS to 20245:
ALIN's Sokopepe innovation has also been covered in print and online national media quoting it as 'changing the face of farming' and also ' connecting farmers with top buyers'.