Agriculture Sector

Our team first launched the SolarSPELL Agriculture Library in Zimbabwe with Foundations for Farming. We led a train-the-trainer workshop for thirteen of their Harare-based training staff in March 2023. This training also included a new session on information literacy for agriculture, during which participants got to practice using the library to try to answer a question they anticipated receiving in the field.

Total number of SolarSPELL libraries deployed
Total number of people trained

Working With

  • Foundations for Farming


  • March 2023

Photos from the Field


“This tool will go a long way in improving agriculture and equipping farmers with the right information.”

Survey respondentFoundations for Farming

“It helps to equip farmers with knowledge. It helps you as a trainer be more confident when you are teaching. And it helps farmers learn together.”

Survey respondentFoundations for Farming

“It was great to use the tool & discuss what may be missing. The interactive and reciprocal approach is effective.”

Survey respondentFoundations for Farming


Four Bridge2Rwanda interns sitting at a table on a patio, curating agriculture resources in KinyarwandaAgriculture LibraryArizona State UniversityBlogEast AfricaField ReportsIn the FieldOpen Educational ResourcesRwandaSolar Digital LibraryStudentsTraining
April 21, 2023

Bridge2Rwanda interns begin curating localized content for Agriculture Library

Since launching our digital Agriculture Library in Zimbabwe last month, our team…
A SolarSPELL library platform sits in a a cornfield, resting against one of the stalks.Agriculture LibraryArizona State UniversityBlogOpen Educational ResourcesSolar Digital LibrarySouthern AfricaTrainingZimbabwe
March 20, 2023

SolarSPELL launches Agriculture Library with Foundations for Farming

We are thrilled to announce that the pilot of the SolarSPELL Agriculture…
Colby Howell helping their community with a vegetable nurseryAgriculture LibraryArizona State UniversityBlogEast AfricaOpen Educational ResourcesPeace CorpsRwandaSolar Digital LibrarySouthern AfricaStudentsZimbabwe
March 17, 2023

Sowing the seeds of a digital agriculture library

Over the years, we’ve implemented hundreds of SolarSPELL libraries in primary and…