Farmforce in a Nutshell
Digitizing Supply Chain Data
Our mission is to deliver digital solutions to secure sustainable sourcing, improve farmer quality of life and protect the environment.
Large Scale Solution to Manage Small Scale Farming
Launched in Nairobi, Kenya in 2012, Farmforce supports local and global agribusinesses to understand where their products originate and how they were grown.
Farmforce is a cloud-based mobile platform that extends digital management to the agricultural “first mile” and specifically to the management of smallholder farming schemes. Farmforce uses mobile technology to replace existing paper-based processes and thereby provide traceability to the field level, increase management information and transparency, document compliance with any food and sustainability standards (FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic) and simplify audits.
Features and Functionalities
Farmforce: Enabling Sustainable Engagement with Farmers
At its core, Farmforce is a tool for engaging with farmers. Our web and mobile platform enables more transparent and effective engagement between organization and smallholder farmers, driving mutual value. Over six years, we’ve built, continuously improved and deployed world-wide deep functionality to support your operations in the office and in remote rural areas across emerging markets.
Whether you’re a Multinational procuring sustainable cocoa from farmer cooperatives, a local agribusiness procuring crops for brewing, a farmer group exporting certified horticulture abroad or an NGO working to improve the livelihooods of 10,000+ farmers, we have specific capabilities for you to build a digital-enabled organization with visibility over your operations and impact.
Farmforce Product Description
|Features||Description||Farming Edition||Advanced Farming Edition||Premium Traceability Edition|
|Farmers & Fields Database||Supply chain visibility, see farmer’s fields locations on Google Earth overlay to strategically plan trainings and harvest procurement sites||✔||✔||✔|
|Training||Pass on best practices to farmers and track GPS-tagged attendance as staff train groups on new techniques. Remind farmers of trainings with two-way SMS communication||✔||✔||✔|
|Auditing & Surveying||Collect the data necessary for certification compliance via Farmforce in a transparent process, giving your customers confidence in the provenance of your products. Deploy monitoring & evaluation assessments on sustainability, farmer incomes and crop-specific issues.||✔||✔||✔|
|Farming Inputs Database||Manage your database of organic and conventional chemicals and fertilizers. Set default yields for crops, according to variety, region and planting methods.||✔||✔|
|Planting Campaign Management||Manage several ongoing production campaigns by crop, region and farmer groups. Track production yields against targets, manage risks and oversee cropping cycle activities on one dashboard.||✔||✔|
|Harvesting & Purchasing||Build a transparent record trail at the point of harvest purchase and select how the farmer is paid. Record purchases made from individual farmers in the field and print a receipt.||✔||✔|
|SMS Communication||Communicate upcoming trainings and input applications via a simple interface. Farmers can respond by SMS, including to request agronomic assistance||✔||✔|
|Bluetooth Scales & Printer Integration||Professionalize farmer interactions with receipts detailing delivered quality, price and payment from a hand-held printer and reduce fraud with Bluetooth scales||✔||✔|
|API Integration||Pull Farmforce data using API calls. Integrate first mile farming data with external ERP solutions.||✔||✔|
|Loan Disbursement||Improve repayment rates by deducting loan payments from harvest purchases while seeing the repayments status of each loan. Support farmer productivity with inputs given at the start of the season on credit, tracked on Farmforce||✔||✔|
|Bag Level Traceability||By attaching a barcode to a bag of cocoa, that barcode is now digitally linked to a farmer’s field and a certification status that can ensure product credibility down the value chain||✔|
|Certification & Quota Management||Assign Farmer Certifications to certified growers. Manage Field Quotas on certified crops and have visibility over harvested crops against actual quotas.||✔|
|Grades & Quality Parameters||Record the quality of crops during harvesting. Determine quality attributes that are specific to the crop and assign respective grade levels.||✔|
More on Farmforce
Sustainable Product Traceability
Benefits for Farmers and Buyers (Cooperatives, NGOs, MNCs)
Solutions for Cooperatives, NGOs, Aggregators and MNCs
Driving Smallholder Impact
Digitizing Supply Chain Data
Features and functionalities