We deliver fresh food to your door
We are a social enterprise that seeks to help local farmers across Africa practice sustainable agriculture and use E-Commerce to sell their agricultural produce/harvest to ensure poverty reduction and food security.
Local farmers contribute up to 90% of food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa. But these local farmers still face many challenges since the majority live in remote communities. They have limited access to information, lack of stable market, unfair prices for their produce, poor methods of farming, lack of access to inputs like improved seeds, fertilizers and pesticides and more so facing the big obstacle of climate change.
More so, they have to walk long distances get market for their produce and also standing for long hours in markets waiting for clients to buy their produce. This results into food loses for perishable products like vegetables, fruits. Also due to lack of postharvest facilities and good storage conditions, one third of food produced is lost. 42% of vegetables and fruits is wasted in garden due to lack of postharvest management, this food that is wasted, affects farmers’ income, food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Farmers need stable market for their produce since its their only source of income. But they still face challenges in accessing market and COVID-19 has made it more difficult for farmers to sell their agricultural products.
This why Afri-Farmers Market come to solve these challenges so that farmers can grow their grow food in a sustainable way and have access to stable market, consumers get fresh food directly from the farm, reduce food waste and increase economic income of local farmers. We are trying to achieve this by using E-Commerce in agriculture sector in rural communities.
We provide inputs to local farmers to improve their harvest and technical support for better agricultural practices. After the harvest;
1. We pick their produce from the garden and deliver it directly to consumers using our E-Commerce Platform.
2. We connect farmers with buyers via our Platform for those who want to buy in large quantities and export.
3. We store some of the food in our groceries, add value to reduce food waste and other postharvest challenges and sell it online.
With Afri-Farmers Market we want to ensure that everyone African farmer has the opportunity to access market and help clients buy local food, to reduce shipping and processing which increase sustainability, cheaper. When you shop at Afri-Farmers Market, it increases economy of a local farmer because of your money spent goes directly to support and develop local farmers to help them improve their farming and meet other daily basic needs.
Shopping at Afri-Farmers Market is a win-win all way around because you get cheap, fresh testy and healthy food that is locally produced, the environment is well protected, and the economy of our local famers grows.
We seek to be a bridge that connects farmers with consumers online while enabling farmers access stable market and fair price for their agricultural products and also help consumers get fresh food directly from the farm at their doorsteps.
At Afri-Farmers we believe that to achieve global food security and poverty reduction, it is important that farmers have access to stable market and value chain.
Afri-Farmers Market has been able to connect farmers to consumers using technology (E-Commerce) to deliver agricultural produce. (Via our Website, Mobile App, WhatsApp and Offline cellphone). Practice sustainable agriculture.
Over 1000 farmers in Rwanda have already benefited from this initiative.
Afri-Farmers Market is currently working and providing stable market and fair price to around 1000 farmers in Rwamagana District ~ Rwanda