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Creating an online community of participants across the food supply chain.

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I can create a mobile application that brings together everyone interested in the food supply chain processes. That includes production, processing, distribution and consumption. The pandemic has caused a serious disruption in the food system resulting in the hike of food prices. We intend to overcome this by bringing the farm produce and locally made goods close to consumers.The app will function as an online marketplace where farmers can advertise to food processing and distribution companies, informing them of the quantity and prices of produce they have or farmers can be requested for a specific amount of goods to be produced. Likewise, consumers can make orders online for products from distributors or even from the farms and have it delivered to their doorstep. Trading cuts across all kinds of food items,from diary items to fast moving consumer goods.

Agriculture needs to thrive because people have to eat even while they are at home.

What is the need are you focusing on?

There is the challenge of containment measures restricting movements of food from the farms and factories to households.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

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

A mobile application linking all actors within the food chain in Nigeria to effectively monitor and control the movement of food and money facilitated by supply and demand.Our aim is to ensure that one of the two sides- consumers/producers is always stronger to keep the food chain moving.This is because a food supply chain is domino-like, when one part of the food supply chain is affected, the whole food supply chain is affected, which is often manifested through changes in prices.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

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

A community of participants across the food chain will ensure continuous flow of information among every human resource. This will prevent the tension of food scarcity and steady rise in prices due to hoarding resulting in a food supply crisis that may be fatal to low income countries. In Nigeria,food waste will be avoided due to farmers especially in the rural areas who cannot reach previous customers. Home delivery of food products will also reduce the need for movements as the need for essential items is a primary reason most people leave their houses. This can control the spread of the virus in urban areas where infection is at its peak and is projected to rise further with the relaxation of lock down measures. If people have the option of not going to crowded marketplaces, infection rates can slow down by 30% a month into project implementation. Again, there will be the creation of as many as 1000 jobs within same time-frame companies will need to hire more delivery-agents.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Julie Helping Hands Foundation

What is your profession?

I work as a Program Officer.

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Western Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 1-2 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Nonprofit/NGO

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

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • No


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Exactly! I also thought that free data with educational gadgets could help school children in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities to learn.

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