Harnessing the Power of Technology to Catalyze Value Chain Efficiency Improvements to Build Resilience, Catalyze Inclusion and Reach Vulnerable Smallholders

This project addressed the inefficient and fragmented value chains by utilizing technology to provide necessary data, tools and information to improve livelihoods, promote value chain inclusion and build resilience for smallholders. It identified the causes of this as being lack of production data, lack of logistics data, lack of relevant agricultural information, and low financial literacy and inclusion. The project aimed to ensure empowered smallholder households have access to systems, tools, data, and information that increases value chain efficiency and inclusion, increases their market opportunities, economic growth and poverty reduction, and ensure financial inclusion especially for women and youth. Click here to download the problem statement.

Facts about the Challenge project


Horn of Africa



Team lead

Sylvia Ng’eno

Lead organization

Cafedirect Producers Foundation

Local partners

Sireet Outgrowers Cooperative
Mabale Tea Factory
Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative

International partners

MasterCard Labs
Restless Development (Uganda office)