One-line solution summary:
Amazon for Food and Agricultural Produce
Pitch your solution.
We enable farmers and FMCGs in Nigeria access global markets for their products via our online eCommerce and offline retail outlets.
What specific problem are you solving?
Food waste is a global problem & in Nigeria over 40% of food produced in Nigeria goes to waste during the post harvest process.
What is your solution?
We off-take products from farmers & FMCGs in Nigeria and retail them to a global market via our eCommerce store & our offline retail outlets at a 5% - 30% markup.
Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?
Farmers & FMCGs have been looking for ways to access their market. During the lock down caused by the pandemic, the food supply chain was disrupted & the importance of eCommerce became clear as it not only helped stem the spread of the Coronavirus but also enabled farmers & FMCGs still access their markets. Our eCommerce platform helped them overcome this challenge by connecting them directly to consumers who used the platform to buy foodstuffs and agricultural produce & have these items delivered to the safety of their homes.
Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?Improve supply chain practices to reduce food loss, scale new business models for producer-market connections, and create low-carbon cold chains
Explain how the problem, your solution, and your solution’s target population relate to the Challenge and your selected dimension.
Farmers & FMCGs are currently using us to access markets for their products in a safer & cleaner way as our eCommerce platform enables them achieve that. We're providing a safe & convenient way to buy foodstuffs directly from the farmers & FMCGs and have them delivered to your doorstep.
In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?Uyo, Nigeria
What is your solution’s stage of development?Growth: An organization with an established product, service, or business model rolled out in one or, ideally, several communities, which is poised for further growth
Who is the primary delegate for your solution?
Which of the following categories best describes your solution?A new application of an existing technology
Describe the core technology that powers your solution.
We use eCommerce to drive sales for farmers and FMCGs.
Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:
Select the key characteristics of your target population.
Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?
In which countries do you currently operate?
In which countries will you be operating within the next year?
How many people does your solution currently serve? How many will it serve in one year? In five years?
We currently serve over 200 people and businesses; in the next one year we'll serve over 10,000 people.
- Joshua Attat Printy and Packer