Esoko, a Ghanian for-profit company, collects data from multiple sources mixing privately held data and government data. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is the primary government source of data on crop yields, production estimates and market prices. Esoko is also a client of aWhere, accessing its weather data via an API service. Ultimately, this data is pooled and shared with participating farmers so they can obtain vital information about markets and businesses. The ultimate objective of Esoko is to empower smallholder farmers to make farming more profitable. The service achieves this goal by acquiring and sharing data to help farmers better navigate the complexity of global value chains. By doing so, farmers can improve their bargaining power when competing with some of the large, global actors in that system.