Farmforce aims to link smallholder farmers to formal markets minus the high transaction costs.
Using cloud services and a move away from pen and paper,Farmforce promises to increase information management and transparency and aim to support the efficient organization and management of large numbers of farmers and farmer groups and also help them manage field staff working with farmers and monitor the performance.
FarmForce gives cooperatives, agribusinesses and agricultural processors who work with groups of outgrowers the ability to provide real-time outgrower management through a centralized web and mobile platform and promises to reduce the cost for documenting and auditing compliance with any food, fairtrade, or sustainability standard, increases traceability and allows to carry out impact assessments.
The platform ensures traceability of crops at the group, farmer or field level, create growing campaigns in compliance with organizational or customer policies, record and manage the use of agricultural inputs, record and manage harvest activities, manage groups of smallholders and capture data on field size, location and usage.
It helps satisfy audit requirements for agricultural standards such as GlobalGAP or Organic. and makes data collection centralized via its electronic data f system.
Farmforce is an initiative of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture and is backed by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland.