Published on June 18, 2016 um 13:54
Explain your idea in details:
Easyagro.com is basically an e-commerce marketplace intended to serve as MAJOR DRIVING FORCE OF COMMERCE of agriculture sector in Nigeria and across Africa, which empowers smallholder farmers in rural areas and all key players of Agricultural sector. This is different from traditional e-commerce marketplace where people ONLY buy and sell, we are basically leveraging on Internet and mobile phone technology services to create an HIGHLY-CONNECTED and HIGHLY-COMPETITIVE Agricultural ECO-SYSTEM, that majorly empowers smallholder farmers in rural areas and all key players of Agricultural sector in Africa to; transact business with efficiency, reduce wastage of farm produce, reduce supply chain cost, increase direct acess to geometrically growing urban markets, daily farm management tips, access to flexible financial services, access to sustainable storage systems, weather reports, affordable farm inputs and machineries among others. Having realized the key roles the smallholder farmers in rural areas play in the overall output of Africa's Agricultural sector(currently 550million people, and are responsible for 80% Agricultural output accross Africa) we feel the only way to transform this sector for inclusive growth is by empowering smallholder farmers in rural areas. To achieve these we have 3 key revolutionary sub-projects to create support systems for the e-commerce platform. 1) Building of Agro-warehouse in strategic places in rural areas to reduce wastage of farm produce to 5% across Africa. 1b) Reduction of wastage that occurs during haulage of farm produce by designing a fantastic logistics systems for better efficiency. 2) Building of irrigation systems across rural areas 3) Flexible financial services for farmers and all rural-dwellers
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
1) Since we have systems that is targeted at reducing wastage and perishability of farm produce, we will end up ; *Eradicating hunger *Increase Africa's GDP *End poverty in rural areas and across Africa. 2 Our project will create millions of jobs directly and indirectly across Africa, there reducing unemployment rate. 3) The success of our projects will later translate into inclusive economic growth across Africa as smallholder farmers in rural areas are now empowered to tap into ever increasing urban market demands which currently worths Tens of billions going into foreign countries where we import food. 4) Our project will later translate into making Africa becoming a healthy continent since rate of Hunger has been reduced maximally.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1) Building of Agro-warehouse in strategic places in rural areas to reduce wastage of farm produce to 5% across Africa.
1b) Reduction of wastage that occurs during haulage of farm produce by designing a fantastic logistics systems for better efficiency.
2) Building of irrigation systems across rural areas
3) Flexible financial services for farmers and all rural-dwellers
Am Akinbode Teslim Akintunde, 24 years old, born into family of Six, dad, mum and four children, being the only male child among my siblings, l have always been taught the importance of taking responsibilities to tackle my challenges and that of people around me. My main motivation for entrepreneurship is my passion to serve others. Service as described by effective leaders of ages is the fastest and surest path to gaining leadership and influence wherever one functions because effective service takes it root from solving problems. Since Entrepreneurship is actually about solving problems through creation of products and services, I believe am naturally cut out to be an entrepreneur. In addition, what drives me into in entrepreneurship is my empathy for Nigeria and Africa as a continent which the larger percentage of her populace are living in poverty. I feel a strong sense of responsibility to contribute my quota to make Africa great; This led me to leverage on Agricultural Revolution mission to Promote Self-Reliance, Inclusive growth and Shared Prosperity for Africa. Awards and recognitions Independent Monitor for WHO; Immunization process done in my country. 2016 Secretary in Community Development Service during my National Youth Service Core in my country, year 2015/2016
Stage of Idea
conceptual stage, planning stage