The Planting for food and jobs’ program is a Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) initiative aimed at profiling all 5 million farmers in Ghana to create a national database that makes it efficient and easy to implement input subsidy programs.
In 2017, Esoko was contracted to collect biometric and spatial data of 200,000 farmers; recruit and supervise 400 field agents; and provide a real-time reporting dashboard for the ministry to make data-driven decisions on input subsidies.
Esoko developed a customized data collection solution for MoFA including:
- Mobile data collection integrated with fingerprint capture and GIS mapping
- Real-time reporting dashboard
- Quality assurance of data
- Transfer of data to central servers at PFJ Management Secretariat
- Training, deployment and management of field agents
- Public awareness campaigns