Esoko is an information and communication service for agricultural markets in Africa. It is a response to the explosive growth of cellular services across the continent. The company provides advice to farmers (market prices, weather forecasts, and growing tips) to help them increase yields and profits as well as solutions to businesses (marketing products, monitoring activities, and sourcing goods) to help them connect with farmers.
The technology platform itself includes automatic and personalized SMS alerts, buy and sell offers, bulk SMS messaging, SMS polling, Android (operating system) surveys and more. A private initiative based in Accra, Ghana, Esoko was built and is supported by a team of local developers and consulting staff. In addition to the technology, Esoko provides extensive deployment support, strategic planning and field training to clients.