Product Description (Full product description):
SokoNect is an
agribusiness solution that uses mobile technology to link small scale
Farmers to the Buyers of Horticultural products as well
as domestic animals within their
It ensures that rural farmers gain access to a market at the comfort of their farms without relying on middlemen who are connected to markets and end users/buyers and can get the crop to the market where the local farmer cannot, gaining much more than the farmer.
The middle men dictate the prices of the produce, and since the farmer does not have ability to market his produce or access to real time crop prices, he accepts what the middle man offers.
WEB,ANDROID,J2ME and USSD
A Complete end to end ,and a successful transaction costs the farmer kes 10.
Targeting 4 Million small scale farmers with mobile phones out of 7 Million small scale farmers in Kenya.
Transactions include uploading available products, querying market prices for both horticultural products as well as domestic animals and extension services .
They also query market places in different towns and days, market news and agricultural service providers within their locality, all which they used to source from middlemen due to their limited market connections.
The middle men used to dictate the prices of the produce, and since the farmer did not have had ability to market his produce or access to real time crop prices, he accepted what the middle man offered but this is no longer the case.
SokoNect,enables farmers to market their products to buyers directly without relying on middlemen as well as get timely market information at the comfort of their farms.