A NEW social media platform, called Mibagu, has recently been launched for local farmers, business people and entrepreneurs.
According to founder Roseline Tosun, Mibagu was created to connect entrepreneurs and investors with each other.
This platform also serves as an information center for entrepreneurs and farmers, which aims to promote and strengthen agriculture and agriculture.
“The name of the site means ‘to say to oneself’. I created the site to bring entrepreneurs together,” Tosun explains.
She says the platform enables farmers to sell their products and meet the needs of suppliers and consumers.
“If a person wants to know if there are fruits, vegetables or even agricultural equipment for sale, they have to search every day, but with Mibagu, the only things sold in their market will be what a farmer or a gardener usually sells,” she says. .
Tosun says the platform was created not only to benefit businesses, but also farmers due to the economic difficulties they are currently facing.
The Mibagu Farmers’ Market was established to give local farmers greater visibility in the hope that it would motivate more people to venture into agricultural production.
“With the war in Ukraine, food prices have skyrocketed, which is having a huge impact on the livelihoods of the Namibian people,” Tosun says.
She says that if Namibia imports products like wheat, bulgur and maize, products like sorghum, maize, potatoes, cabbages, grapes, carrots, spinach, beets, figs prickly can be successfully grown locally.
“Growing food in Namibia’s hot climate can be a challenge, but with the help of greenhouses and climate crop breeding techniques, it is possible to successfully grow food in Namibia,” she says.
Tosun encourages farmers to use the platform to enable them to grow and develop the agricultural sector on a broader platform to connect farmers with various investors and entrepreneurs.
“Mibagu.com is a platform for innovation and success. It is also a space where farmers can have support groups for farming with specific breeds of animals and specialized food production techniques like permaculture,” she says.
Tosun says, “In addition to individuals selling their produce through market posts, we also hope that farming communities will use the events feature to promote regular physical farmers’ markets.