Many small-scale farmers have limited access to specialised agricultural implements such as air seeders, harrows, chisel ploughs and cultivators.
“Many small-scale farmers have limited financial resources and are unable to purchase their own tractors. We are providing a platform where they can access these machines communally which is cheaper and very convenient,” says Ms Wachira.
“We started offering our services six years ago. Since then, we have launched various E-Tinga platforms such as the E-TingA app, and E-TingA website and have also initiated farmer training campaigns all over Kenya to educate farmers on how to productively utilise modern farming machinery. All of these projects have allowed farmers to learn, book and share farming machinery.
So far, we have had the pleasure of benefiting over 10,000 farmers and 20 farmer groups all over Kenya.” The seeders used in planting, for example, reduce labour costs, improve quality of farm life and increase productivity
The firm also has a wide range of combine harvesters that cut, thresh and clean grains in one operation as well as pest control equipment. The farm equipment lender opened a branch in Narok where farmers access the equipment easily.
“As residents of Narok, we are pleased to have the mechanisation experts around.
We are excited to access their services and equipment which have been brought closer to us and we expect to improve our farm productivity and living standards with the help of TingA,” Reuben Salaon, a farmer in Narok’s Ntulele area notes. The firm uses cutting-edge technologies to give farmers access to its farm equipment.
One of these is its web-based platforms and mobile app, E-TingA,