|dc.description.abstract||Nearly seventy percent of the population of most African countries are directly engaged in the production and distributing of food. Across the continent, food production, distribution and consumption are perhaps the most important economic activity. In Africa there is the urge and need to improving food distribution and marketing systems which could have both economic, health and security implications regionally.
The innovative design, data collection and implementation of user-friendly, less technical and an effective project which involves the use of Information Communications Technological tools including mobile phones, specially designed platforms for mobile phones which are Global Position Systems enabled to assist smallholder farmers in the transportation, marketing and selling of farm produce.
More people and farmers are now using and have access to mobile phones than ever; while these devices and applications are now more accessible by many farmers, there is the need to harnessthese basic yet important technological tools intensively to better serve farmers with less cost and high level of efficiency.
Reducing high post-harvest losses among smallholder farmers, internet and mobile phone to facilitating timely transporting of agriculture produce from local communities have been a challenge to farmers and the project is effectively addressing that uniquely with data gathered by our citizen volunteers
The cost and time involved in the transportation and marketing of agriculture produce including the prevention of preventable post-harvest losses has been greatly reduced through our project.||en_US