There are an estimated 450 million smallholder farmers in the world. Smallholder farming is often characterized by limited access to quality information and education on agricultural livelihood best practices.
Global Partnerships (GP) aims to improve the economic position of rural households living in poverty by investing in partners who provide affordable, mobile-based education designed to increase their household savings and/or income.
WHO IS SERVED?
The target demographic is adults (ages 15+) living on less than $5.50 PPP/person/day with access to a mobile phone.
WHAT IS DELIVERED?
Clients must receive: Affordable mobile-based education and/or information services designed to achieve positive behavior change in savings or agriculture.
May also receive: Linkages to relevant products, such as savings accounts or agricultural inputs.
WHY IS IT IMPACTFUL?
Household economics improve as clients:
- Build knowledge
- Make more informed decisions
- Adopt better practices in financial management and/or agriculture
- Increase savings and/or increase income from agriculture activities, due to increased yields and/or increased sale price of agricultural products