Partnership period: June 2016 – July 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: During the program partnership, 3,624 smallholder farmers accessed tractor services and 134 youth entrepreneurs were trained to own and maintain a fleet of Smart Tractors.
PURPOSE: Increase access to mechanization. A majority of Nigerian smallholder farmers, who make up more than 70 percent of the total farming population, do not have access to mechanization that would make farming more efficient.
APPROACH: Hello Tractor designed a versatile Smart Tractor to serve farmers throughout the farm production cycle. Each tractor is fitted with a GPS antenna, local SIM card, hard drive, and telematics capabilities, enabling Hello Tractor to pair farmers in need of services with a Smart Tractor owner nearby. Smallholders can access affordable tractor services to increase their productivity, while Smart Tractor owners are given the opportunity to earn additional income with their machine.