Presenter: Brian Puckett, CEO, Next2
The Next2 platform builds intelligent “knowledge hubs” that automatically connect farmers with each other, and with the businesses and organizations they rely on for assistance and expertise. Next2 helps farmers communicate with other farmers, with agricultural extension services, and with agriculture value chains. Our sophisticated knowledge hub software “mimics” the location and social features of smartphones so farmers can connect around common locations and shared interests using even simple mobile features and text messaging (SMS). Farmers use Next2 location-based services to buy and sell, access market and weather information and share local indigenous knowledge and expertise. Extension services and value chain participants use Next2’s hub software to deliver SMS auto-responder messaging services quickly and economically to farmers without the need for any specialised software or expertise.