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JEAD-Farm Website and Apps

The JEAD-Farm Website and Apps is an internet platform and software solution that will enables farmers connects quickly to consumers

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In a country like Nigeira with a population of 170 million where 80% of its population lives less than $1 per day due to the current economic recession, food waste prevention campaign is a neccessity. food waste in this part of the world majorly comes from the point of harvesting of the farm products, transportation and distribution to the local markets or consumers. unfortunately, poor storage, and processing facilities, transportation system, as well as open price monopoly which is usually capitalise by corrupt middlemen lead to high food waste or losses. This also leads to high cost of farm products thus increasing malnutritution, hunger and spread of starvation related illness. solution to this identified problem is effective agricultural supply chain network via technological facilities such as internet platform, mobile apps & SMS alerts. the idea is to create JEAD-Farm website and apps which will connect farmers to consumers quickly and also protect both parties from middlemen malpractices. It will also reduce food waste as a result of just-in time practices, reduce cost of food products, create job opportunity, attract investors and reduce poverty. 

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

This idea is similar to what Uber, Ebay, Amazon are doing in their various industry. We are using whatsapp group for now as a means of connecting farmers to consumers which is yielding positive results. We intend to transfer this experience to internet, apps and sms alerts platform to accommodate everyone.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

As a business consultant and in partnership with other experts we are able to manage the business development aspect of the Idea at managerial level. I will need technical assistance such as software developers who can help me build the internet and apps platform. I will also need financial assistance to launch the idea in my community.

Tell us about your work experience:

I run my consulting firm which specializes in helping SMEs organization develop business strategy, business model and capacity building. I serve as a Business consultant in two firms in Nigeria. I am also a farmer specialise in small scale yam production.

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

How far along is your idea?

  • It’s just been created! It’s existed for 1 day - 1 month

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Photo of marco mihambo
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Hello! Julius! I hope you are doing fine! congratulation for your good and innovative ideas......may you please again visit this https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/food-waste/ideas/urban-mushroom-farms-network-for-turning-wastes-into-oyster-mushrooms and advise accordingly regarding all aspects for further improvement

Photo of Julius Egwuche
Team

Thanks Marco. 
Please do a research on Pauline Njeru and paul kisiangani both from Kenya on low cost technology for the production of mushroom.
All the best.

Photo of marco mihambo
Team

Thanks Julius for your feedback but how can I access their information

Photo of Julius Egwuche
Team

I am finding it difficult to attach document with this platform. you can google- "compendium of rural women's technologies and innovations by IFAD". there is an attached document that you can download. at 22nd page of the document is their contact information.
Cheers.

Photo of marco mihambo
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Sorry Julius ! For disturbance may you attach those documents to my personal email: marco.mihambo88@gmail.com