Best Ideas 2022 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.
Dignifying agriculture for rural and urban farmers
Explain your idea in details:
A-agrosystems is a network for farmers with the objective of ensuring better returns for them. We sell agricultural produce for farmers belonging to the network at better prices. Also, secure markets for farmers even before the products are harvested from the farms. We will manage the entire supply chain on behalf of farmers. A-agrosystems will negotiate better prices for farmers..
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This project is expected to improve the living standards of farmers as they will have higher returns than usual. This project is targeting farmers independent of their location and the impact on the livelihood of farmers will be measured through a survey. On the customer side, we are targeting the entire population of Cameroon with special groupings. The number of registered users (special grouping) with A-agrosystems, the amount of orders received and fulfilled in tons will be a measure of success.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model for A-agrosystems is the distribution model. At the initial stage, funding will be privately by the founder and owner. As long as we meet our objective of higher returns to farmers, and timely fulfillment of customer orders, the project will be self sustaining financially as more farmers and users become part of our network.
I am Egbe Daniel Arrey, 30 years old and logistician by profession. A lot of agricultural produce is wasted due to poor farm-to-market roads preventing timely movement of harvest, inability to access large markets, right markets, and a lot of competition in the local market. Reducing waste in agricultural produce and the desire to ensure higher returns for farmers is the motivation behind this project. With my years of experience in logistics, I am well equipped to establish and manage the distribution network involved in this business model.