April 10, 2017
Bill Gates recently featured myAgro in a short virtual reality (VR) film in his GatesNotes blog post entitled, Hidden in Plain Sight. In it, he described myAgro as one of five innovations having a big impact in the fight against global poverty. The myAgro segment starts at 1:54.
News & Press
January 23, 2018
Bayer supports innovative myAgro start-up to assist smallholder farmers in West Africa.
In addition to expanding the pre-paid model, Bayer and myAgro want to fight a key cause of poverty: many families in rural regions are affected by epidemic worm infections, which affect children particularly hard and hinder their development. The medicines are expensive and are frequently unaffordable for the farmers. Bayer and myAgro therefore support a worm control initiative that will provide free medication to smallholder farmer’s children, which will help strengthen families so that they can further develop their farms and escape poverty.
October 16, 2017
World Food Day: 6 Farmtech Startups Serving Smallholder Farms
myAgro was one of six farmtech startups serving smallholder farms featured in a AgroNews article on UN World Food Day. The 2017 theme for UN World Food Day focused on “the challenges that forced migration brings to agriculture”.
August 16, 2017
Cinco ‘apps’ que revolucionan la vida en las zonas rurales más apartadas Pais
myAgro was mentioned in the Spanish newpaper El Pais as one of five ‘apps’ that revolutionize life in the most remote rural areas.
April 10, 2017
Hidden in Plain Sight GatesNotes: The blog of Bill Gates
Bill Gates described myAgro as one of five innovations having a big impact in the fight against global poverty. myAgro starts near the 1:50 mark in the VR segment, Hidden in Plain Sight.
February 22, 2016
Helping Smallholders Buy Inputs, One Scratch Card at a Time Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
August 13, 2015
Farmers are dialing for seeds to make money in Mali PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour profiled how myAgro helps small-scale farmers in Mali, both men and women, increase their harvests and profits using an SMS-based layaway system to buy fertilizer and seeds. “Working with farmers is an important way of ending global poverty.”
June 17, 2015
myAgro, HCD, and Supporting Smallholder Savings in Senegal Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
myAgro was the recipient of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)/Dalberg Human-Centered Design Award. The Dalberg Impact Group (DIG) spent seven weeks on the ground with myAgro in Senegal to understand savings behaviors in depth with the goal of sharing myAgro as a best practice in applying human-centered design (HCD) approach to designing of digital financial solutions for smallholder families.
July 2, 2014
Enabling Data-Driven Financing for Smallholder Farmers Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
November 19, 2013
Is The System Getting You Down? Two Entrepreneurs Are Making The Market Work For Everyone Forbes