Farmhut Africa Private Limited

Digital marketplace and logistic services for farmers

Employee Gender Breakdown

44%

Innovation Type

Energy-Food

Financing Goals

​Seeking equity (angel investor, venture capital or private equity)

Seeking investment?

Yes, $500,000

Country of Incorporation

Zimbabwe

Country(ies) of Implementation

Zimbabwe

Contact Name

Ryan Katayi

Contact Email

ryan@farmhutafrica.com

Product Segment

Digital Solution

Website Address

https://farmhutafrica.com/

Challenge

In Zimbabwe, farmers struggle with getting their product to market due to poorly developed supply chains, a lack of distribution networks, and insufficient planning and knowledge about unintended environmental and social consequences. 

Solution

FarmHut Africa provides two solutions that improve farmers’ ability to get their products to markets: a digital marketplace and a logistic service. The logistic service matches rural farmers with logistic service providers and aggregates farmers’ demand for produce transportation, resulting in reduce GHG emissions, lower logistic fees for farmers, and a reliable service. 

The digital marketplace, which is accessible through various mobile technologies, provides farmers with a place to sell their products. It also provides customers with information on water-saving and strategic agricultural practices. FarmHut Africa specifically targets women for the digital marketplace by involving them as local aggregators and marketing ambassadors.

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