Interview with : Erwin Sikma
Founder and CEO of Impact Terra
Please introduce yourself and briefly explain about Impact Terra to our readers.
My name is Erwin Sikma, co-chair of digital advocacy group and founder and CEO of Impact Terra which is an agriculture-technology company in Myanmar. With that company, we help farmers. I was looking at providing services to help many people with their day-to-day lives and looked at different sectors like education, healthcare and social services.
Then, I ended up at agriculture as it is a huge industry in Myanmar which forms 40% of economy and about 70% of the population is working in agriculture and farming. It was a big opportunity to help many people. During my travel across Myanmar and rural areas, I saw many people have smart phones including farmers who need a lot of help. So that’s why I chose to set up Impact Terra.