Sibesonke Ltd (a spinoff from Nokia’s Emerging Market Team), develops innovative solutions for developing countries. In Tanzania, Sibesonke works through a local partner Tai Mobile Solutions (TMS) based in Dar-es-salaam with defined roles, where, the innovation product development division is led in Finland, while TMS focuses on marketing and sales, customer care and client relations.
The Agri-trading and CRM platform is an innovative business model that interfaces input supplies, marketing and distribution and extension services. It was founded on the need to facilitate agricultural information and trade through connecting smallholder farmers, who are often located in remote areas and geographically isolated, to input providers and farm output markets. Facilitating synergies between actors in an often-fragmented agricultural value chain was the core aim of the m-Farming platform.