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CIRCULAR DIGITAL AGRICULTURE

Taking the responsibility of using data collection to connect, agro products, agro waste, other commodities & it waste from rural community

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Food loss and waste is a global issue with estimated cost of almost 1.7trillion dollars that is 1.3billion tonnes annually. Global forecast (2030) 2.2trillion dollars (2.1 billion tonnes). By reducing food loss/waste, there is the potential to not only reduce financial losses, but also to capture financial gains through new market, revenue opportunities and improve brand value. Food lost and wastage usually start from production, post harvest, processing and packaging, distribution & retail and consumer.
Also, growth in agriculture has shown to be two to four time more effective at reducing extreme poverty than growth in any other sector, and more than 80% of food is produced by smallholders. Globally, more than 820million people go to bed hungry everyday. Not only do hunger and malnutrition cause poor health and  impair cognitive development, they undermine economic growth and perpetual poverty.
Through long-term investment in agriculture, food and nutrition safely. Putting measures progress in creating productive employment, generally income and reducing rural poverty.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Our digital circular food economy is design to reduce waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. In this vision, food production will improve rather than degrades the environment, and all people have access to healthy and nutritious food.

Prosper application of this innovation can go a long way to open various business operation, create employment, generate income and reduce poverty especially among rural areas. Also we want to reduce hunger and malnutrition among people I urban and rural areas to foster economic growth and reduce poverty rate.

Smallholder farmers have been neglected and more than 80% of food is produced by smallholders. And so we want to get the smallholder farmers involved

Lastly, we want to use digital application is all of this such as data collection, drone application, and various technologies.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

We aim at partnering with different service providers to aid us in the collection of smallholders farmers data, through digital devices for farmer acquisition (selection), farmer education and pre-financing and help sell the smallholders product to buyers through it only trading platform, for easy marketing, provision of customer service and bring returns to farmer and so partnering with corporate bodies like (logistics, warehousing, quality control, platform, payment facilitation, regulation) for credible working. The data collection does not only involves identification and collection of smallholders farmers and their products data alone, but also involves the collection of other food waste and other waste commodities among farmers and companies to be traded on it digital platform, to interested industries. Partnership with coperate bodies such logistics companies to help distribution, and the use of drone, to help in the distribution, so as to promote the circular food agriculture

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

REDUCTION OF WASTE: We aim at reducing post harvest wastage through improving market efficiency. Our online platform will enable farmers shorten the time it takes for the produce to reach consumers. IMPROVE INCOMES: Our online platform help provide greater transparency and visibility of market price to farmers, resulting in fairer price compared to those offered by typical middlemen. IMPACT ON ADJACENT SERVICES: Uptake of solution can have a direct positive impact on adjacent services, notably mobile services, such as mobile money, logistics. INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY: The benefit of our digital platform to farmers, such as improved incomes, reduced wastage and access to finance PILOT AND SCALING GOALS: 500 plus smallholders farmers will be reached between the first year and the number doubled the second year. We would connect smallholders farmers with extension services, information sharing and expose them to different services that they will be needing in different locations.

What is the name of your business or organization?

DIATHEKE LIMITED

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

About Us Diatheke is a business conglomerate. Convering the agricultural, information technology, energy, manufacturing, transport and power sectors to provide satisfaction through adequate product delivery. Our Mission Diatheke is committed to improving livelihood, through regeneration of capital and distribution of resources for a stable economy. Our Vision To be a leading company towards improving the economy of the nation, empowering her citizens to ensure a sustainable living and maintain inter and intra organizational relationship. Website: www.diathekeempire.com

What is your profession?

Entrepreneur/Student

Where are you located (country)?

Nigeria

Where are you located (region)?

  • Western Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Agriculture/Farming
  • Business/Consulting
  • Technology
  • Transportation

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 11-49

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

To foster adequate product delivery and reach out to solve more problems. Investors need to invest in this initiative. Also partnership with service provider will go a along way.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Government policies and language barriers

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Solutions and idea constantly change and requires innovation as the earth revolve

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

No

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