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.
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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