Agriple is being developed to significantly reduce farm to fork
time for farm produce, thereby minimizing food waste. This will ensure farmers
make more money for their efforts, while consumers get cheaper and fresher
produce anywhere they are in the country.
This project is still at the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) stage and will be
launched in the coming months. Please register as a Farmer Partner or
Buyer/Consumer Partner by clicking on the corresponding links on the homepage;
you will be contacted once this project launches.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Each year one-third of all food produced for human consumption—1.3 billion
tons—is lost before it reaches retailers. Unfortunately, 40 percent of the food
that does reach retailers is never eaten up but thrown away. This is enough
food to feed all the 1.2 billion hungry or undernourished people on the planet.
In Africa, the bulk of wasted food is from post-harvest loss and consumer
preferences. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United
Nations (FAO), the amount of food wasted in Africa is enough to feed 300
million people. This clearly suggests that Africa actually produces more than
enough to feed itself.
Consequently, while some people have more than enough food to eat and waste,
others suffer from hunger and starvation, widening the inequality gap, and
costing farmers billions of dollars in annual revenue.
Solving this problem is what keeps us awake at night, and the reason why we are