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20 Jan 2020

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019, by CTA

The CTA study conducted by Dalberg Global Development Advisors refers to eProd as “an interesting example of one of the solutions of supply chain management ERPs, and specifically to manage traceability and within the African D4Ag start-up ecosystem”.

The number of supply chain management ERP solutions and providers is growing. eProd focuses on small to medium sized African agribusinesses, typically with a range of 1,000 to 20,000 smallholder farmers being managed per each agribusiness ‘account’ or ‘license’, according.

Traceability solution providers active in Africa fall into a few different categories including specialist traceability software vendors, big tech firms, certification organisations, and government platforms. “Specialised traceability start-ups”, such as eProd “typically have deep expertise in the technical elements of track-and-trace solution development as well as the ability to navigate issues of interoperability that are increasingly relevant given the proliferating number of food and environmental certification regimes”, according to Michael Tsan, partner at Dalberg Group and editorial coordinator of The Digitilisation of African Agriculture Report, 2019 – 2010.

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.

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.

04 Jul 2017

Quality assessment and quality assurance: new technologies result in new opportunities

Are you able to assess the quality of products that you buy from farmers? Can you objectively and quickly measure the product moisture content of Irish potato? Adulterations in milk – did your supplier add water to the milk? What about melanin? Is the mango “Ready to eat”? Does the avocado have a sufficient oil content? How to measure these and many other variables quickly and cost-effectively in the field at the moment you have to decide to buy or reject produce at the farm or collection centers? Are you able to log transport and storage conditions?

eProd clients have now something to look forward to. With Wageningen University and Research Center, in the lead, the application of Spectroscopy and affordable smart chips will be tested. For example, dairy companies can benefit from the new technology by using a portable, high-tech sensor (much more developed than an ultrasound lactometer) to test in a matter of seconds the milk using the Spectography technology and monitor the conditions of milk during transport and storage.

eProd mobile app will facilitate to capture the quality details in the field and also at the cooling plant, and the information will trigger payment incentives for the individual deliveries and transporters. The ultimate quality based payment system is created. This will significantly reduce the post-harvest losses and incentivize farmers to deliver high value products.

25 Apr 2017

April 2017 Highlights

IMG-20170426-WA0005e-Agri East Africa Summit: eProd Solutions took part in the February/ March 2017 e-Agri Summit held in Nairobi where various companies in agribusiness were showcased. Key messages from the summit focused on fully unlocking Africa’s potential in agriculture and the need to create avenues of collaboration with different players including ICT to promote this agenda and eProd acting as a key player in this.

AGRA/ SSPT portfolio meeting: A number of agribusinesses were in attendance during the March AGRA meeting in Arusha. They got an opportunity to interact with the eProd team and learn about the technology. Those in attendance included potato processors, seed breeders and it was apparent that eProd was what they need to improve efficiency in their supplier management.

Just recently, eProd participated in an AECF event held in Dar es Salaam, where we met with many agribusinesses in the East African region in need of an ICT solution for managing their farmer operations. Together with Global Communities and AAA, we are reaching many agribusinesses day by day with our technology.

25 Nov 2016

What’s next?

We are in the process of a re-branding! Please be prepared to see us soon with a new face.

Managing stocks: We are developing a module for the mobile app that will help agribusinesses to access information in the field about stocks, inputs advanced to suppliers, repayment tracking, etc.

18 Oct 2016

Events Calendar

Cabrio Coffee Fair | Coffee Research Institute – Ruiru, Kenya: 10th – 11th February 2017
Eastern Kenya Branch Show | Embu Show Ground – Embu, Kenya: 2nd – 4th March 2017
African Agro Tech Summit | Kenya School of Monetary Studies – Nairobi, Kenya: 8th – 10th March 2017
Eldoret National Show | Eldoret, Kenya: 8th – 11th March 2017
12th Agro & Poultry East Africa | Jubilee Hall – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: 22nd – 24th May 2017
Agritec Africa | KICC – Nairobi, Kenya: 14th – 16th June 2017

14 Oct 2016

Users of E-Prod are ambitious SMEs, member-based organizations processors that

  • operate currently without a management system and need to automate their operations
  • want to solid foundation to scale up their operations sustainably
  • provide directly or indirectly finance to their suppliers and require to manage loan products
  • need to manage their suppliers and other – traceable – value addition steps throughout the value chain
  • need to improve communication with their farmers/ suppliers (one- or two-way SMS, email, reports)
  • implement training programs
  • account to (donor funded) partners