Africa’s Post Harvest Supply Chain Is Broken And Farmers Can’t Generate Enough Income
Farmers are remote & disconnected
Availability of accessible storage facilities creating linkages between rural farmers and off takers
Significant Loss of produce (>50%)
Marketers must link the price to the real and perceived value of the product
Loss of revenue
Out of desperation, farmers are forced to sell produce at significantly discounted prices to traders/middlemen.
No access to capital
Capital and credit constraints limit the rural farmer’s ability to adequately use resources for optimum performance
Cropbank Provides Doorstep Access To End-to-end Post Harvest Supply Chain Solutions. Enabling Farmers To Store, Manage & Monetise Their Produce.
Network of Micro-Warehouses
Network for accesible & affordable solar powered micro-warehouses (Banks), located at farm gate. Farmers are able to deposit as little as one bag of produce
Crops in storage serve as collateral for electronic warehouse receipt based loans.
Off-takers tap into Crop Banks aggregated supply. With this system, farmers are able to sell even a single bag of produce.
We are on a mission to strengthen African food systems by creating access to last-mile infrastructure and services in remote communities. We have started by developing a network of tech-enabled solar-powered micro-warehouses (CropBanks) directly at farmgate.