One of the main ways farmers try to combat waste and spoilage is by quickly selling off their farm produce at nearby markets at low prices. This usually leads to a market glut that results in too much food than the market demands. There is therefore need to reorganize the market and the farmers to prevent glut and achieve higher prices.
A key way to do this is by :
1. Finding other markets with a higher demand for certain farm produce- preferably where production of such farm produce is low.
2. Locating and assigning farmers to sell to certain markets. This would involve organizing farmers into various groups that sell only to certain markets.
This would widen the prospective markets for farmers, reduce glut and increase prices, hence improving their financial position.
Glut-Stop involves a service, an application that combines database management and information and intelligence systems to locate farmers and enroll them; locate markets, buyers and enlist them; Negotiate Prices and Match Farmer groups to buyers.