Cashless Smallholder

Grain to social services

Cashless smallholder provide farmers and their household access to quality social services in exchange for their grains.

Use Case

Farmers set goals depending on the season, needs and family size. By use of data science forecasts on acreage, amount of in puts and grain to be harvested are made. They are then trained in to modern agronomics and personal financial management. The grain planted and harvested for every farmer is loaded on to a smart card containing the details of the farmer and his household. This smart card works on the farmers National Identification Number (NIN). The grain loaded on to the card is then used to access social services such as education, food, healthcare and shelter from our strategic service partners. No cash is given to farmers.

Potential

153 Million small holder farmers in sub Saharan Africa are poor and food insecure in spite of the farm land they possess. Their choices are constrained but they farm their land and produce food for a substantial proportion of the population. They lack markets and social services. At cashless smallholder, smallholders are organized into groups and carry out collective bulking. Farmers are able to develop faster due to quality social services given to them and their households. This enables them lives strong, healthy lives able to produce on more food on larger acreage with each season. The grain that is collected from all the smallholders is processed to make human food and animal feed. These are sold to the local market in Uganda and others to Kenya, South Sudan and DR Congo.

Business Case

We use contract farming model

Objectives:

  1. Provide social services to smallholder farmers in exchange for their grain
  2. To improve the standards of living of smallholder farmers out of poverty
  3. Agro-processing of the produce for the local and regional market to ensure zero hunger

Team Cashless Smallholder

Kampala, Uganda

Our Team

Our Mission

To effeciently serve smallholder farmers in an innovative cashless financial inclusion agricultural system aimed at creating socio-economic transformation to ensure farmers live healthy lives full of dignity where everyone has access to quality social services enabling them inact positive change in the world they inhabit.

Our Background

At Cashless Smallholder we believe the secret lies in an innovative cashless based system where smallholders have reliable access to information and social services (education, medical care, food, shelter, and clothing) through our strategic partners and all their produce taken to our warehouses which are then processed to make human food and animal feed sold to local and regional markets. Further technical support, training in modern agronomics and personal finance management is offered.

Our Team

Our Mission

To effeciently serve smallholder farmers in an innovative cashless financial inclusion agricultural system aimed at creating socio-economic transformation to ensure farmers live healthy lives full of dignity where ...Read More

Our Background

At Cashless Smallholder we believe the secret lies in an innovative cashless based system where smallholders have reliable access to information and social services (education, medical care, food, ...Read More

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