Market Access project nominated by the United Nations And the International Telecommunications Union

smartagriot
Posted March 10, 2021 from South Africa
WSIS and ITU global e-Agriculture project
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WSIS for smallholder farmers
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Out of 1,270 submitted projects, 360 (twenty in each of the eighteen WSIS Action Line Categories) were nominated. SmartAgrIoT was one of them. Agriselana for agriculture trading.

Our project - https://bit.ly/voteforushere

AGRISELANA ACCESS TO MARKETS

Description

South Africa sits in the fortunate position of having a world-class national food system, thus is largely self-sufficient in terms of food production, and will in all likelihood remain so in this pandemic and beyond. While highly productive, the food system is characterized by high levels of concentration, with 96% of farming units (Census 2011) falling in the SMME category as per the Department of Trade and Industry’s definition (agricultural operations with a turnover of R35 million and below). This positions South Africa as a nation of relatively small-scale family farms, with over 3 million farming units considered subsistence in nature. Our focus as a company is on the 3 million farming units considered subsistence in nature as we believe that the growth in the sector will only emerge if they are developed to becoming small-scale commercial and later large commercial farmers. Our INNOVATIVE MVP focuses on taking smallholder farmers to the next level by creating access to local and export markets for them using a digital Agriculture marketplace, developed and owned by ourselves. This solution provides innovation in the following ways: 1. Business Process innovation – we offer post-harvest service with a pre-harvest and logistics service. By buying the product at the back of the offtake, farmers are paid 3-6 months faster than they would if they wait for the transportation and delivery period. 2. Technology Innovation – placing of farmer's produce in a global marketplace, to exhibit their products, estimating potential farming revenues prior to farming, providing back-office support including quotations, invoicing, payment. 3. Supply Chain Innovation – we secure the buyers for the farmers relieving them of the stress to find buyers, as they do not have the marketing skills required. Smartagriot assists these farmers across the farm management cycle.

Project website

http://smartagriot.co.za

 

 

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Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Woooow this is great work dear Smartagriot and am sure going to vote. Thank you for sharing and for the great work that you are doing with the farmers. You are such a blessing in their lives. Looking forward to more updates.
Stay blessed.

smartagriot
Mar 13
Mar 13

Hi, thank you for sharing by responding back, much appreciated for having taken the time to comment back. If you feel there are any synergies, let is==us connect and explore.

Jill Langhus
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hello there,

Congrats!! I just voted for you. Wow! They really don't make it easy, do they? I got an email saying that my NGO, Liluye, was nominated, too, but I've been up and down those lists and can't find my organization listed.

Anyway, thanks for sharing, and good luck! Please keep us posted!

smartagriot
Mar 13
Mar 13

Hi, trust that you are well. I will search for your NGO and also vote. can you provide the name of the NGO or the TOPIC you submitted

Jill Langhus
Mar 13
Mar 13

Yes, I'm well, thanks. How are you?

Let me know if you're able to find it. My NGO is "Liluye." The project administrator said, "Your project has been nominated under the AL C8 Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content category."

Thanks!