Vodacom ploughs new mobile field, farmers reap the benefits

13 Nov 2014

Smallhold farmers across Tanzania are to receive exclusive service ‘Kilimo Klub’, aimed at helping the rural workers improve income and communicate with other farmers. The service includes low-rate tariffs starting from TZS400 (USD0.23) per day for cost-effective communication between farmers and their supply chain, as well as access to Vodafone’s M-Pesa money transfer and M-Pawa banking services. Head of brand and communications at Vodacom Tanzania, Kelvin Twissa, commented: ‘Mobile communications offer major opportunities…to…boost productivity in the agriculture sector [and] enhance farmers’ lives and transform business performance across the agricultural value chain.’ Kilimo Klub services will be launched in Tanzania on 19 November in support of the resolution of the UN General Assembly to make 2014 the ‘international year of family farming’.

Tanzania, Vodacom Tanzania