Developed in 2017, SNS is a joint effort to digitize Rwanda’s national farmers’ input subsidy pro-gram, under a public-private-partnership arrangement between BKTechouse (a business subsid-iary of Bank of Kigali Plc.) and the Rwanda Agricultural and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB).
The platform targets end-to-end digitization and supply chain management of Rwanda’s Agro-Input Subsidy program which entails farmer registration and agro-dealer enrollment; farmer agro-input orders and demand aggregation; securing agro-dealer supply and stock management; and related business intelligence reports.
To date, the platform has registered over 1.2 million farmers, over 1,000 retail agro-dealers and over 30 fertilizer and seed (agri-SMEs) companies. Public sector entities and agents involved in subsidized inputs distribution program - including MINAGRI, RAB and local governance officers have access to, and use of, the platform.
According to a statement from BK Techouse, the BMGF partnership will enable BKTechouse further develop, build-out and scale the SNS platform as a country-wide digitally enabled, full-service, agriculture platform through which small scale producers (SSP) and smallholder farmers are able to access, and adopt, effective and affordable agricultural inputs, products and services.