Forum global sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition (Forum FSN)

Luke Metelerkamp

South Africa

Hello Mauricio 

I saw your dispatch on the PAEPARD mailing list and thought I'd reach out. I'm not directly working on a system for channeling remittances, but we are in the process of piloting what we hope to be a scalable system for blending streams of finance into small-holder agriculture - this could easily include remittances too. The idea being to create a transparent platform of agricultural service providers which farmers have credit to procure from. At the moment we are focussing on extension support, business mentorship and soil/sap analysis services across 5 pilot sites in South Africa. But in time this could be expanded to include a range of other services. 

The money in farmers accounts is ring-fenced and can only be spent on registered service providers. Each transaction is full traceable. And farmers' accounts can be topped up by a range of different actors - including international family members. 

Let me know if you'd be interested in chatting. 

All the best, 


Dr Luke Metelerkamp

Post Doctoral Researcher, Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University 
Research Associate, Centre For Sustainability Transitions, Stellenbosch University