Viazi soko is a web based SMS platform that is used for collecting, processing and disseminating information on seed and ware potato. It is also used to send advisory and extension messages to farmers. The platform was developed by NPCK and its partners who also train farmers and agricultural officers on how to register and use it.
One such training was conducted on 10th July 2019 in Olkalou, Nyandarua County. The target audience was the Ward Agricultural Officers (WAOs) from the county. A total of 26 WAOs from various wards within the county attended the training. The officers were trained on how to: register on the platform, query about seed potato variety availability as well as query on ware potato market prices in major towns. They were also trained on how to market ware potato through the platform. After the training the officers are expected to train various potato farmer groups within their wards on how to register and use the services offered by Viazi soko.
WAOs appreciating Viazi soko services during the training