OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more

Connection to Markets

How might we get more food to markets, at a better price for farmers?

Small-scale farmers cultivate relatively small areas of land, often many miles from the markets where they can sell their products. They rely heavily on middlemen to transport their crops to market, and are at their mercy when it comes to the price they are paid. This opportunity area is about expanding the options for farmers to sell their crops. For example, ideas that improve information about market prices can improve negotiating power and well-designed aggregation models can command better prices.

124 contributions

Sorted by Comments

Contribution list

An electric tricycle  with a detachable refrigerated storage unit to safely and conveniently transport fresh fruits and vegetables to market

An electric tricycle with a detachable refrigerated storage unit to safely and conveniently transport fresh fruits and vegetables to market

Photo of Ben Wokorach
16 11

A platform to improve livelihoods and reduce food waste by connecting small-scale farmers in South Africa to markets for their produce

A platform to improve livelihoods and reduce food waste by connecting small-scale farmers in South Africa to markets for their produce

Photo of Daisy Blackhurst
9 20

Ricult is creating a technology platform that transparently organizes and integrates all the actors of the agriculture value chain.

Ricult is creating a technology platform that transparently organizes and integrates all the actors of the agriculture value chain.

Photo of Phil Huppe

500farms is a crowdsourcing and delivery platform that connects small scale rural producers to buyers in Nigerian cities

500farms is a crowdsourcing and delivery platform that connects small scale rural producers to buyers in Nigerian cities

Photo of shola

The Farm Connect platform allows stakeholders in the agribusiness value chain to earn from selling agro-inputs, agro-services and produce.

The Farm Connect platform allows stakeholders in the agribusiness value chain to earn from selling agro-inputs, agro-services and produce.

Photo of James Makumbi
6 3

MoBFIT is a robust GSM enabled agriculture supply chain software and mobile market place that is directly connecting 20M farmers to buyers.

MoBFIT is a robust GSM enabled agriculture supply chain software and mobile market place that is directly connecting 20M farmers to buyers.

Photo of Batte Charles