In September 2014, at the “Youth and Agriculture: Exploiting Opportunities – Go for Gold” event organized by USAID through its Feed the Future activities, a group of youth technology companies, building on their existing solutions brainstormed ideas about boosting Uganda’s agricultural sector through efficient service and information delivery to all actors within the ecosystem using ICT solutions. This gave birth to Akorion Company LTD, an agtech company digitizing agricultural value chains to enable all commercial farmers and other agribusinesses to access high-quality production and marketing services through the flagship platform EzyAgric.
“We had a challenge of accessing Inputs but with EzyAgric, we easily access them and even know their prices.”
“With EzyAgric, I serve 120 farmers. I order for them inputs and test their soil. I now make money with my Smartphone while providing services to my farmers.”
“Part of my 3 acre coffee garden was drying up and was stuck with letting go of the whole garden. When I reached to Akorion through a colleague I was advised by their agronomist about the recommended practices and inputs specifically for the affected part. The most exciting part is that I din't have to keep calling the Agronomist.All the coffee management information and inputs package I needed were on EzyAgric mobile app. Now my coffee is flourishing and I can get all services and inputs on EzyAgric.”
“EzyAgric App has made it easy for the farmers to reach me with their farming challenges. They take photos of diseased crops and i help them diagnose.”