We’re on a mission to make the agriculture sector more sustainable, fair and climate resilient. We help organisations ensure compliance with sustainability standards, maximise the use of data, and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
Supporting sustainable agriculture
Smallholder farmers produce a third of the world’s food. They also face huge barriers, from unpredictable weather conditions to a lack of market access.
High quality data and information are crucial to decision making, collaboration, and monitoring, for all types of stakeholders: farmers themselves, NGOS, governments and private sector actors.
How Akvo can help
We offer data and technology services tailored to your needs and goals, and we bring in sector expertise and local presence to ensure that the work we do is contextually relevant and sustainable.
We design and build custom monitoring platforms so that stakeholders can effectively collaborate and track progress towards sustainability.
We create information systems for smallholder farmers so that they can receive up-to-date information on their financial situation, weather patterns, market prices, and other useful insights.
We develop digital public goods such as mobile and web-based platforms and tools. We also standardise indicator frameworks to improve reporting, facilitate data and knowledge sharing, and connect stakeholders.
We conduct data scans to identify and assess existing data sources relevant to your objectives. We focus on maximising the use of existing and new data. We aim to minimize duplication of efforts and facilitate data-driven decision making through developing compelling dashboards.
What is your key challenge?
Speak to our team to find out how Akvo can help you with your data and technology needs.
Some of our agriculture work
The PMERSA project aimed to strengthen food security in the Maradi region of Niger by sustainably increasing agricultural output and productivity through the mobilisation of surface and ground water resources. Funded by the African Development Bank and in partnership with Blackshore, we mapped the impact of the project using innovative space technology and gamification techniques. […]Innovative impact mapping using space technology
The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is a non-profit organisation that works to improve the sustainability of the tea industry. ETP works with tea producers, retailers, and NGOs to improve working conditions, increase productivity, and promote sustainability in the tea sector. To achieve this goal, ETP has developed an impact framework to measure and track progress […]Conducting a data maturity assessment for the Ethical Tea Partnership
Carble helps coffee brands reduce their carbon footprint by rewarding coffee farmers for the carbon they store in forest canopies. In order to monitor carbon storage, as well as how farmer livelihoods are impacted by these carbon-payments, Carble needs reliable data on carbon storage, income, and the living income gap. Together with Carble, Akvo piloted […]Establishing a living income baseline for coffee farmers