Tawanda Mutukwa, Hurukuro-Agriclouds Project
This year alone in Zimbabwe, the UN declared 50% of the rural population or approximately 4.5 million Zimbabweans food insecure. The chief problem is the lack of technical skills, climate change and low productivity among smallholder farmers who number more than 2 million. The Hurukuro-Agricloud project is meant to address these challenges by equipping farmers with training, information and access to a whole diverse range of services through mobile technology. Not only will this work on providing better organic farming skills and promoting environmental conservation but also on imparting entrepreneurial skills to rural marginalised youths through workshops.