Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Input Vefification System
Explain your idea in details:
Input verification system as digital platform for both smallholder farmers and large scale farmers its main objective is to help farmers to avoid the use of counterfeited agriculture inputs (fake) especially seeds and pesticides which lowers productivity as well has negative impacts to environments, for instance in Tanzania about 60% of the agricultural inputs in the market are fake and there are no trustworthy method that helps farmers to verify inputs whether are genuine or not the present methods are easily forged. Therefore IVS as digital platform will enable farmers to verifying inputs before the purchase them by using their mobile phones and the system will tell them whether the input they are purchasing are genuine or not genuine not only verification but also the system will provide tips and information to a farmer on how to use that input in a very simple and local language,this will enable farmers to have knowledge and skills on how to use these inputs especially chemicals so as to avoid risks and loss. IVS will be a mobile application which will be operating in both online and offline so as to give equal chances to farmers with no or poor internet connections in rural areas.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
IVS is targeting farmers and agriprenuers as the end users of seeds and pesticides ,about 75% of population in Tanzania are farmers out 75% only 26% of farmers uses genuine inputs and hybrid seeds therefore we expect that with the use of IVS it will rise awareness and cover that gap and also it will increase confidence to farmers in the rural community about the use of genuine inputs as well as hybrid seeds and hence increase food productivity,food security and safety and contributing to zero hunger. Through verification codes we will be able to collect data and information via data base on how many inputs has been verified and how many has been rejected and how many has been accepted this will be a good measure to evaluate success on how the community is becoming sensitive on about the important of verifying inputs so as to increase food production and reduce negative impacts to the environments.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
So far the system is under construction perhaps it will be launched in early of August 2019 and we are targeting to reach 10,000 farmers and manufactures and suppliers within the first 6 months of operations. BUSINESS MODEL 1.PRODUCT/SERVICES IVS will be offering two major service at first but more services will be added with the demand of customers those services will be verification service and extension services. 2.TARGET MARKET farmers and agriprenuers,input manufactures, input suppliers. 3.FINANCING SOURCE Business will financed from my own savings in short run, bank loan and equity in long run. 4.REVENUE STREAMS verification fees(end users),adverts, code fees(manufactures) 5.COLLABORATORS Input manufactures,input suppliers,ministry of agriculture,Tanzania Bureau of standards, Sokoine University of Agriculture,SUGECO etc
My name is PATRICK PATRICK KAWOGO 24 years old born in 15/08/1994 in Njombe southern highlands of Tanzania, i hold a bachelor degree in Bsc. Agricultural Economics and agribusiness management from sokoine university of agriculture (SUA) Am working with Sokoine University Graduates Entrepreneurs cooperative (SUGECO) an organization which supports youth involvement in agriculture and self employment through entrepreneurship as program officer and agribusiness specialist, am a member of Young Professional for Agriculture Development(YPARD) , a country representative of ECO FRIENDS AFRICA also am alumni of 2050 Youth Reunion in China. Am hard worker smart worker as well as innovative i have been working so closely with young farmers in Tanzania the thing which has helped me to know exactly what problems farmers in Tanzania are facing not only that i have been exposed to different kind of environments of which it has helped in the development of my carrier.