I would be very interested in the wide variety of mobile platforms that apparently already exist. We are working with smallholders in Bangladesh and have not found any suitable application that offers similar functionality as ShambaIO aims to provide. Can you give us a few names / websites so we get an idea where to look?
Small farmers in Bangladesh face a huge challenge accessing high-value markets because production quantities are small and the quality often not good enough. The only option for small farmers to be included in these more profitable chains, is organised production. Either from their own cooperative, by these buyers directly or by companies functioning as middlemen. For most of the farmers that would bring innovations, increased production and more income because they have a better option then the local market. Making this organisation more efficient is essential to keep small farmers competitive in the future.
Hello Tiffany, it was great talking to you! We really believe that ShambaIO could have a great impact for organisations working with small farmers. We're looking forward to working together in the future when ShambaIO is in a further stage of development.