Tailored educational tools for farmers in Myanmar
Knowledge is powering Myanmar startup Greenovator, which helps farmers help themselves.
Greenovator’s programs encompass consulting, research and development, workshops, training, and education. Consultancy advice is available online and offline, helping farmers move forward toward goal achievement, while respecting traditional values. Farmers can also opt to have their soils and water source undergo quality checks. In addition, the training and education programs support farmers based on their level of knowledge.
Greenovator’s mobile app GreenWay is a handheld version of their services. Within the app, farmers can access educational content, check market prices, view news, ask questions, and participate in co-ops. The combined support mechanisms are a win-win. Farmers can access timely information and increase their income as well.
More than 90,000 famers have downloaded GreenWay, and the startup aims for 200,000 downloads by the end of 2018. The network founded by agriculturists and NGO’s will continue to expand, helping this team of 16 reach their target goals and beyond.
Greenovator was a startup finalist at Mekong Agritech Challenge (MATCh) Demo Day in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. MATCh will continue to support this startup through mentorship, investment opportunities, and access to stakeholder networks. MATCh is a program of the Mekong Business Initiative, a private sector development partnership of the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Australia that equips entrepreneurs to scale and thrive.