Several Months ago, I and a three other African visionaries sat down in Accra, Ghana and developed a startup: Agricnet Solutions Enterprises, a one-stop Agric consultancy and viable social enterprise that aims to reduce food waste due to post harvest fruits and vegetable losses,improving the eating habits of people in sub-saharan Africa where small holders and farming families contribute greatly to the food security of their families and rural communities.
Small holders who are mostly farming families are faced with the major challenge of post harvest losses, caused mostly by inaccessible road network,epileptic power supply or none at all, and a lack of storage facilities. I and my team are creating a platform that will put farmer groups online so that people in any part of the world can get to buy their produce from them immediately after harvest.
This method however, has several challenges, especially lack of basic amenities, as well as access to and knowledge of the use of ICT tools among old farmers and illiterate farming families in the rural areas. What ideas do you have, that have worked in your country or that you read about that worked elsewhere that you think will reduce post harvest losses and improve food security in Africa. Please kindly take your time to share your ideas here so we can discuss together. Thank You.