Agrodealer ecosystem across Africa massively controls agriculture inputs and service delivery to rural farmers. These shops face numerous challenges ranging from lack of information, distribution, access to counterfeit products, capital and management where farmers end up purchasing poor quality products at exploitative prices with limited or no extension and education support. Agrodealers joining Shamba Pride network are uplifted and transformed through a unique 5 star performance tool to become more professional, profitable and offer superior services to local farmers
Rural distribution of agriculture, inputs, services, and information is informal, poor and inefficient with multiple intermediaries significantly affecting cost and quality of farming. Shamba Pride DigiShop market (Mobile App, USSD and Web platform) bring diverse assortment of Seeds, Fertilizers, Agrochemicals, Animal feeds, Mineral Supplements and Farm Tools to the agri-retailers and farmers fingertips, allowing them to shop and have it delivered to their doorstep within hours.
At the start of the agricultural season, a farmer buys insurance scratch card with a bag of seeds or fertilizer, activates the card through his phone, pays an initial premium then Shamba Pride geo-tags the farm using the mobile localization service. A combination of satellite and weather station data then determines whether the farmer will receive a payout directly on his/her mobile account in case of drought or excess rain on his land.
Trucking marketplace where truck owners and drivers signup and stand to receive daily transport service requests for scheduled deliveries to Shamba Pride customers increasing Shamba Pride delivery efficiency while offering employment opportunities and transparency for truck owners and drivers