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TO REDUCE THE TRANSPORTATION COST AND STORAGE COST BY INTRODUCE THE LOADING STATION

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Most maize growers and other hot culture growers in the region are small farmers operating with their own families. Since most of them do not possess a truck they have to pay the cost of transportation of the maize or vegetables from their farm to the mills. However, both small and large farmers face a common problem of transportation as the delivery of maize per transaction requires a bulk carrier and storage facilities for perishable product like vegetables. They are required to rent a truck and pay hired laborers for harvest of maize and loading the truck. Most farmers in the region have deliver maize or fruits and vegetables to any mill. However, they have to wait in a queue prior to unloading their maize, vegetables or fruits at the mill. Trucks unload on a first-come-first-serve basis. It may take up to 5 hours to complete the handling process, which raises the cost of transportation. To cut costs, farmers should have alternative choices of where they could deliver their product and thus change to mills with shorter queues. LOADING STRATEGY The Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the owner of industry, in close cooperation with the maize,vegetables and fr

WHO BENEFITS?

The Beneficiaries will be the small holder farmers through reduce the cost of transport maize and storage of vegetables and fruits all the way to the milling so though the loading strategy it will be near the farmers

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

The idea will be implemented in Arusha Tanzania

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • Yes

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for less than one year

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for one year or less.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

My name is Nicholaus Mollel. I'm the fresh graduate from Sokoine university of agriculture studied Bsc agriculture economics and agribusiness and I am not yet employed

Transportation has a fundamental role in the economic development and agriculture development of all countries. It is not just a means to service commuting people, but also to collect products and materials from producers and distribute them to consumers. Transportation has become a significant factor affecting the production costs of commodities. The transportation issue has been overlooked in many industrial sectors and in the agricultural sector, in particular. Transportation is an essential element of the production-distribution chain. Delays in transportation are of serious concern since they affect production costs, which are eventually reflected in the consumer price

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Hello Nicholaus,
You have good insight in PHL problems. Would you consider applying Mobile utlity storage in Tanzania? We would like to read your comments at <https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/agricultural-innovation/ideas/storage-to-reverse-grain-postharvest-loss>

When grain is dried standing in the field it can be threshed and aggregated directly into wide opening storage so grains stay above the ground. Optimal storage is designed to breathe which mitigates condensation practically. Long lasting and low maintenance metal roofs, walls and cone shaped floors are raised above rats, ground water and so gravity enhances grower’s processing at markets and cleaning (utility). Combining breathability, utility and integral wheels means this storage is mobile and “parks cost-effectively so trucks, trailers and wagons [transport] can go to haul heavy loads” (Bessonova, 2015). Metal reduces maintenance because it is not damaged by termites, weather or groundwater. Mobile utility needs significantly less redundancy because re-positioning across time and space lets storing be optimal at harvest, aggregation, processing and markets.
Utility gives growers incentives to invest in proper drying and storage practices when and where they need to scale operations for peace-of-mind” (Lanier, pending). Leased or purchased utility that is mobile scales cost-effectively to stop PHL at many small or a few large harvests or so growers capture the net benefit of safe surplus food sold at markets. Mobility for tenure-insecure agriculture is the “Right that creates incentives for technology adoption” (Easterly, 2015) and Step one to transparently and cost-effectively bridge gaps that affect net benefits.
Thank you for comments from Tanzania,
William

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