The Call Centre (Mlimi Hotline) is one of the immediate and effective extension service platforms by Farm Radio Trust. The service provides extension services to farmers, on both crop and animal production and other cross cutting issues including #gender, nutrition and climate change.
The service is delivered by e-extension officers that provide advisories to farmers through Airtel toll-free line, 8111 and TNM toll-free line 7111, taking advantage of the rapid infiltration of mobile phones in the provision of extension services.
Whilst we strive to increase the number of women that take part in ICT4Ag, In the month of June 2021, only 10 per cent of the calls that we received were from women.
Why do you think this is so?