Our trainers are young and tech-savvy guys and gals (more than 50% are women) who have finished a solid agricultural education and are trained by us to become Yielder Ambassadors. We support them in fulfilling a prominent role in their communities so that their knowledge won’t slip away. Using their skills is key to innovating agriculture in East Africa and improving production.
This can ultimately help to close that yield gap. It is a new version of the traditional extension service: fresh, digital, easy to monitor, and fun.
And it works: The trainers love it, the trainees are super enthusiastic (and keep asking for more training) and our surveys show that the impact is huge: between 55 and 80% of the trainees actually put the lessons into practice, farmers continue discussing options with each other after the training and return to the Yielder Ambassadors to share experiences and ask questions. It is a peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge; holding each other’s hands on the rocky road.
In 2022 Yielder will develop more training with our partners. The content is owned by the partners who have the knowledge and the mandate to share this with farmers. We make that knowledge into attractive training by adding multi-media elements such as video, audio plays, games, cartoons, and quizzes. We’re steadily building the training tree; more branches all the time. The good thing is that our partners want to do more with us. But we need more partners.
We are hungry to grow much faster and the farmers and trainers are hungry too.
Come on board… let’s work together, let’s digitalize your training, and facilitate the lifelong learning of farmers in Africa. This way farmers can close the yield gap, make better decisions, optimize their potential, and earn more money so that we all have better food on the table.
There is so much to do… let’s do it together.
Call us and we’ll make a plan that increases your impact faster than you could ever imagine.