Improving Africa's Agricultural Sector through E-commerce

Improving Africa's Agricultural Sector through E-commerce

From Nkweti Awa

We are raising funds to launch a software product which we believe could greatly improve the way agricultural activities are carried out in Africa.

Support this campaign

Subscribe to follow campaign updates!

More Info

Agriculture is an essential part of the human existence which helps to provide food and job employment to a good number of people. A lot of challenges/problems occurs in planting, harvest and and commercialization of these products.

PROBLEMS/ CHALLENGES 

1). INADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE ON MODERN DAY TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT USED IN AGRICULTURE.

Agriculturist(farmers) have little or no knowledge of newly invented technological equipment to yield good and healthy farm products.

2. UNAFFORDABLE MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS TO BUYERS.

- The cost of transporting goods to the market place is quite expensive leading to less profit margin on what is spent during planting, harvesting and post harvesting stage.

3. INADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE ON PACKAGING OF GOODS FOR SALE.

- Most times Agricultural and food products are poorly packaged and mishandled in an unattractive way giving wrong impression to the buyer about the products.

LACK OF MARKETING PLATFORM FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

- Small scale Agricultural producers are not informed or lack means of selling these goods outside the shores of their cities or country.

5). UNAVAILABILITY OF STORAGE FACILITIES.

Most times they are uninformed on proper storage Agricultural products leading to wastage and spoilage of some of them that are perishable.

6. LONG CHAIN OF DISTRIBUTION.

Agricultural products passes through many distribution channels before reaching the buyers leading to more expenses on the both the buyers and sellers.

 SOLUTIONS

With our e-commerce services, we will provide the following solutions

1. We will ensure modern day technological equipment are put up for sale on our platform at an affordable price for people to buy to reduce use of local farming equipment that are stressful and time consuming. These equipment include mowers, tractors and drones . Drones for crop consultation, drones for Agricultural mapping and drones for thermal imagery .

- we will offer both offline and online service that will teach them the use of these equipment and precision Agriculture as a digital products (services) on the platform.

2. We will ensure the delivery of goods from sellers to buyers when orders are placed so they do not bother on financing the transportation.

We will take responsibilities for the packaging of the products  healthily and attractively to the buyer. We will ensure good storage facilities are  put in place to avoid wastage.

5. Lack of marketing platform for food and Agricultural products. Our platform is majorly for buying and selling. With this producers( Sellers) can sell from the comfort of their homes.

6. Long chains of distribution (middle men)

With our platform, Agricultural products and food will no longer pass through many channels before getting to the buyer. This will help to save cost on the side of the buyers and sellers because those channels have been Eliminated.

REASONS FOR THE FUNDING.

1. To create mobile app and website to make trading easy, and ensure accessibility our services at the comfort of your home.

2. To be able hire people and create job opportunities

3. To get vehicles so our offline activities will quick and time saving.

Campaign Wall

Join the Conversation

Sign in with your Facebook account or