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October Issue

Impact Terra Newsletter
We love to hear from you, get in touch through impact@impactterra.com! Enjoy reading!
In this month's newsletter:
  • we are featured in WIRED!
  • how we help millions of farmers providing for their families
  • 1 post - 1 million reached
  • a new exciting Junior vacancy

Press Coverage this month

We've been featured in WIRED!

WIRED spoke to one of our users, showcasing how mobile technology changes lives in Myanmar. 

'Myanmar's Internet Disrupted Society—and Fueled Extremists' is written by Doug Bock Clark. An interesting read about the revolution of mobile technology in Myanmar.

Clark interviewed six people, inviting them to share their experiences from the forefront of Myanmar’s mobile revolution. And...one of them is Golden Paddy user U Ohn Maung. Each of the six stories offers a glimpse of the impact of connectivity. 

Read how Golden Paddy has affected the life of tea and ginger farmer U Ohn Maung.
Read U Ohn Maung's story here
"U Ohn Maung logs on to a farming app called Golden Paddy every two days to check prices of crops"  (photo: WIRED)
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Field visit of the team working on content

How we help millions of farmers providing for their families

Myanmar's rural farmers have developed extensive routines in their farming methods and ways of working. Yet, farmers continuously search for ways to farm better, faster, and with better results. For that, they need high quality, relevant information they can trust.  
"It’s our goal to provide the best quality information at hand", says Esther, Head of the Knowledge team. 
The developments in the field are closely monitored.

For example last week, during a field trip to the Tharrawaddy region, we spoke to the local local Department of Agriculture and farmers. Farmers told us that the market for mung beans has been affected by import restrictions from India and farmers consequently need to switch to another crop. 
Ensuring that the knowledge we provide on the Golden Paddy platform is the information farmers need and want: regular interaction between Golden Paddy, our partners and the farmers. Both online and offline. 
Not knowing where to switch to and how to do so causes stress and insecurity.

We already have the information on our platform about switching crops. Since switching crops is the current issue among farmers, we will highlight the available information through pop-up notifications, but also develop new content on this issue.
Interaction with partners and farmers keeps us focussed and helps us to ensure our content is up-to-date and relevant.

Our team plays a crucial role in connecting and engaging farmers by providing information and advice they are actually looking for and that helps them farm better. Which ultimately is our end goal, better farming practices that will lead to an increase in livelihood for farmers and their families.
Team members bonding together with farmers in Tharrawaddy region
Photos: the team at work, hosting a feedback session with farmers in Tharrawaddy region.

Connecting to farmers

1 post: 1 million

WOW! 1 post, 1 million reached! A post about growing lemon trees just reached 1,020,070 unique people in Myanmar!

Join our team

The latest vacancy

Junior Agronomist 

Want to help farmers? Improve agriculture in Myanmar? We are looking for a Junior Agronomist!

As a Junior Agronomist you will be working to further build the knowledge content that is available on our platform. Through the Golden Paddy platform millions of farmers in Myanmar will benefit from the content, getting a better understanding on good agricultural practices, water risk, pest risk and non-agricultural information.

For more information on the vacancy,
click here.
Send in your applications to impact@impactterra.com

Golden Paddy reach

97% of townships

As of this week we are reaching users in over 97% of all townships and 41% of all villages in Myanmar!
Check out the numbers

Impact Terra Team

New team members

In September Sashidar and Esther joined the Impact Terra team, as Head of User Marketing and Head of Knowledge. 
Meet the team

See you next month!

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impact@impactterra.com or call us at +95(0)9769308008

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