Esoko being deployed in multiple countries across Africa presents unique and interesting challenges – all specific to each country’s agricultural, cultural, mobile and economic environments. In light of this, Esoko hosts as annual conference that brings together international partners to share ideas and learn from each other in person.
This year’s conference – the 4th of its kind – was held from April 23rd to 25th and included partners from Mozambique, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, and Ghana.
Day 1 Highlight: Emerging themes in MIS
Esoko CEO Mark Davies reminded partners of the need to keep up to speed with current trends to improve the market information system/service industry. From Esoko’s point of view, there are three main themes springing up to drive the industry – global agriculture, mobile agriculture and market information. Under these, they key issues raised included: