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