Between March and April 2017, GeoPoll conducted surveys with more than 250 Kenyan farmers on behalf of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) and Triple Line Consulting Ltd. The surveys targeted banana, French beans and papaya farmers selling crops to Mount Kenyan Gardens Ltd. under the AECF-Mount Kenya Gardens project. Results from the survey helped Mount Kenyan Gardens and AECF understand how farmers benefit from the program’s training and provide valuable insights into how the project improves agribusiness in counties near Mount Kenya region.
In Malawi, GeoPoll recently partnered with the World Food Programme’s mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) team to conduct a series of SMS surveys on women’s diet quality using the Minimum Dietary Diversity – Women (MDD-W) indicator. This exciting study marks the first time that MDD-W has been successfully adapted to SMS and monitored through the mobile phone.
Most Congolese do not believe that hospitals and the government are handling the current outbreak effectively. Most are also not very confident in the government’s ability to handle a wider outbreak. This is according to a GeoPoll survey run in the Democratic Republic of Congo concerning the recent Ebola outbreak that occurred in the country.
In partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), GeoPoll conducted two rounds of SMS-based surveys to determine the drivers of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) practices for Rwandan farmers. During the first round of surveys conducted at the beginning of the harvest season (October – November 2016), GeoPoll utilized its database of 1.4 million mobile users in Rwanda to identify and reach 1,308 farmers across five provinces. At the end of the harvest, GeoPoll conducted a second round of surveys in March 2017—targeting the same 1,308 farmers surveyed in 2016.
Internet usage continues to grow, in large part due to increased smartphone penetration in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. GSMA predicts that, in 2020, there will be more than 700 million smartphone connections in Africa. In this segment, we explore insights into internet access, the role of the internet, and digital security among these same youth.
Thirty-five percent of Africa’s population is between the ages of 15 and 35 years. They are growing up in a more connected world—with mobile phones, access to the internet, and engaged in social media. As these connections become more common place, GeoPoll polled more than 4,000 youth to understand their perceptions on social media, internet regulation, and free speech. In our first of two segments of this analysis, we dig into youth’s perception of their rights and the role of government with regard to free speech and social media.
In March 2017, GeoPoll partnered with a coalition of leading organisations, including The Red Cross Society, Well Told Story (Shujaaz) and Organisation for African Youth to carry out two surveys in Kenya targeted at 2,000 youth aged between 15-35 years with the objective of identifying and measuring the issues that are most important to young Kenyans.
GeoPoll prides itself on offering best-in-class quality, impartiality, and speed in all of our work. As a result, multinational firms, local organizations, and implementing partners rely on GeoPoll market research insights to make decisions—whether results verify success or identify areas of improvement.
The GeoPoll media measurement service launched in 2 more countries at the beginning of Quarter 1 2017. We are excited to announce that we now have overnight data on media rankings in Ethiopia and Afghanistan. As Radio and TV continue be most popular broadcast media in Africa, GeoPoll has analyzed the top TV and Top Radio Stations in 7 African Countries for the first quarter of 2017.
In March and April 2017, GeoPoll conducted two activities critical to enabling Kenyan youth (aged 18-35) gain the skills and support they need to compete and succeed in the workplace. Between March 28th and April 3rd, GeoPoll surveyed 623 training participant for the K-YES program’s first quarterly vocational training center assessment. In March, GeoPoll also conducted SMS surveys to more than 5,100 youth across five counties to better understand their access to loans.