Farmbook Suite is a set of integrated field-based tools that we are developing and testing to help agents support farmer groups. The tools are designed to improve training, business planning, market analysis and GIS-linked service delivery. We are creating Farmbook Suite at the request of a consortium of NGOs working in the Southern African Agro-Enterprise Learning Alliance. Farmbook Suite has four primary features to meet the needs of farmers, field agents and project managers:
Map & Track for implementation and M&E: The Map & Track application collects important farmer data to streamline and strengthen farmer registration, e-learning, business planning and M&E at scale.
SMART Skills e-learning: These SMART Skills courses provide agro-enterprise training to help farmers to increase production, grow their incomes and engage with markets.
Farmbook Business Planner: This tool guides field agents and farmers through the process of creating business plans that are based on participatory value-chain studies.
Farmer Feedback: This ICT component collects farmers’ feedback in various ways to help project managers adjust to farmers’ needs.
To learn more about Farmbook, click here.