The lead up to this event was a well thought out plan of awarding a farmer a cow. Sponsors were sought and a plan put in place to do an official hand over with branded insignia for PR purpose as well as to give the sponsors due recognition.
The final farmer we met on our field visit on July 2nd was Joseph, who has a beautiful one acre farm in Limuru on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. He is 40 and married to Elizabeth, the mother of his 3 children and has 1 in calf heifer, 2 goats and 11 kienyeji chickens. He grows maize, beans, potatoes, vegetables and cattle fodder.
On July 2nd 2015 the iCow team visited 3 dedicated iCow farmers to discover how they were using the iCow services to improve their agricultural activities. First up was farmer Peter in Banana Hill. Peter is 48 yrs old, a father of 8 and lives on his farm which is 80 x 200m. He also rents a small piece of land nearby where he produces vegetables for the family ,maize and napier for his livestock. He is one of the first farmers on iCow having started in 2011 when we launched the first prototype.