eProd | Management Solutions for Agribusinesses
13 Jun 2019

RwandaAgriShow2019 (19th – 24 June 2019)

The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has organized the 14th National Agriculture Show that is scheduled to take place from 18th – 26 June 2019 at Mulindi Agricultural Show Grounds, Rwanda.  The theme of the  is “Promoting Competitiveness of Agriculture”.

eProd Solutions Ltd will participate in the 14th edition of Rwanda’s National Agricultural Show from 19th – 24th June 2019.

Please meet and greet us at the EU Village and learn more about some of the latest eProd features:

  1. Milk Quality Based Payment
  2. Farmer Registration on the Mobile App
  3. Field Registration and Standard Implementation
  4. Credit Module to manage harvest advances, input loans and asset finance
  5. Stock Module for integration of brokers and agents into the supply chain

 

25 Apr 2019

ICT4D Conference (April 30 – May 3, 2019)

The 11th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference is scheduled to run from 30th April to 2nd May 2019 at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda.

The 4-day event brings together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

The conference brings together over 30 international and local ICT companies comprising of the leading ICT companies, ICT Hubs and Innovators to showcase their latest products and Services.

On the 1st day of the conference, Jan Willem Van Casteren, the Director of eProd Solutions Limited will give a talk at 4pm on the following topics: The importance of an appropriate ERP system and Financial inclusion for smallholder farmers.

04 Feb 2019

Meet and Greet Us

eProd Solutions Ltd will participate in the 3rd Edition of the Harvest Money Expo taking place from 14 – 17 February 2019 at the Mandela Stadium.

Please meet and greet us at the Dutch Pavilion and learn more about some of the latest eProd features:

  1. Milk Quality Based Payment
  2. Farmer Registration on the Mobile App
  3. Field Registration and Standard Implementation
  4. Flexible Payment Systems (mobile money, bank transfer, cash)
  5. Stock Module for integration of brokers and agents into the supply chain

If you wish to book an appointment with us, kindly reach us through edwin@eprod-solutions.com. We look forward to meeting you!

05 Sep 2018

eProd is reaching out to new countries

eProd Solutions are reaching out to new countries. It has started its activities in Ethiopia in both Amharic and Tigranya areas. In September 2018, it will start with its first new client in Ghana and add another value chain to the wide range existing already: Cocoa!

05 Sep 2018

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Post Harvest Competition

eProd Solutions Limited is excited to be one of the finalists of the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub Post Harvest Competition (EAPTC2017).

EAPTC2017 attracted more than 200 innovators from East Africa who showcased technological solutions for improving nutrition and food security in Africa by reducing food loss and waste. Poor postharvest practices currently result in the loss of 60 percent of all food that is produced in Africa. The top three innovators from the 2017 competition split $30,000 in seed capital to scale up and disseminate their technologies for the reduction of postharvest food losses. Following a post-competition analysis, the USAID Hub wanted to do even more to ensure that the participating innovators had every opportunity to have transformational impact.

The BDS program was therefore coined with training and mentorship needs informed by an assessment that was carried out on each of the finalists to identify areas in which the enterprises could scale up their businesses.

For more information, click here.

05 Sep 2018

2018 Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Conference & Exhibition

On Thursday, 6th September 2018, our Managing Director, Almut Van Casteren will be participating in a panel discussion at the Fruits and Vegetables Conference held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. The theme of the conference is ‘Enhancing Market Access Through Competitiveness, Food Safety & Plant Health for Fruits Vegetables and Herbs’. The event has been organized by the Fresh Produce Exporter association of Kenya (FPEAK) in conjunction with the Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPC).

Almut will be one of the panelists of Panel 3 (ICT solutions for horticulture). Please click here for more information.

05 Jan 2018

aWhere Pilot Project

eProd Solutions Limited would like to invite you to participate in the pilot of the aWhere project (Phase I).

In the month of April 2017, eProd Solutions Limited entered into a strategic partnership with aWhere, a global agricultural intelligence company that collects weather data from satellites and local ground based weather stations. The initial phase of this project will make it possible for field officers and farmers to receive individualized weather forecasts data on their mobile phones.

We would like you to be part of this pilot inorder to determine whether this new eProd component will be beneficial to your farmers and lastly whether the localized weather information sent to you is valid.

If you are interested in participating in this pilot, kindly send your GEO coordinates to  kelvin@eprod-solutions.com and be part of the new agribusiness revolution taking place in the East Africa.

05 Jan 2018

Do you buy through brokers?


Hate them or love them: the broker in the agricultural value chain is there to stay. eProd has developed a new module to manage middle-men in the agricultural value chain. You can now include brokers (please, let us call them agents from now on…) in your operations and keep records of their expenses and stocks built up. You don’t have to lose product traceability anymore simply because you buy (part of) your produce through local middle-men! You can manage outstanding loan balances and payments by the mobile application user. How does it work? Some examples:

You want to keep records of (petty) cash kept by the agent using the mobile application. The cash can be used for many different transactions, e.g. petty cash field expenses, giving out cash loans, paying cash for produce, etc. The user of the app can also receive cash, e.g. from the company, repayments of loans, sale of inputs against cash etc. There can be more than one (petty) cash accounts simultaneously. For example, one can use the same to keep track of the mobile payment account linked to a certain mobile phone. A user of the app is now able to keep track of cash and mobile payment balance.

Accounts are linked to a specific product. For the petty cash accounts mentioned above the product is cash. If multiple currencies are used, multiple accounts can be created. If the product is an input then this is reflected in the stocks. An example, an agent as issued 300 50 kg bags of a DAP fertilizer. A transaction of 15,000 kg will be created. So a product has a unit (e.g. KG) and a quantity per unit. Any product can be used, it is not restricted to agriculture by the way. It’s a matter of creating an account for it. It basically functions as a stock card.READ MORE

05 Jan 2018

eProd Learning Management System

We are happy to announce that we have made a start with the development of an eProd Learning Management System, or LMS. This software application will administer, document, track, report and deliver educational courses or training programs for eProd users. It will help the eProd training team to cost-effectively deliver material to the eProd users, administer tests and other assignments, track student progress, and manage record-keeping. The LMS will be a hybrid of online learning delivery blended with on- and offsite training and back-office support. You will train yourself at your own convenient time and pace and it will help to keep costs down. In addition we have developed new online introduction materials and we invite you to please have a look at them. Watch the Introductory video