Transu Ltd (K) and the UKAID supported Climate Smart Agriculture Intervention of the Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF) is piloting a crop insurance package for sorghum farmers in Western Kenya in order to reduce the financial risks of crop failure. e-prod through its data management support to Transu will provide the data required for each of the stages involved in a weather index and peril insurance.
As you know, we never stop developing the software, and we are incorporate the latest changes with our clients in our upgrades free of charge. Some of the recent upgrades include, for example, a versatile reporting module which enables clients to retrieve a number of management reports.
Please contact your eProd relationship manager for more information.
We recently introduced our mobile app to collect data in the field. The e-prod mobile application can be downloaded on any smartphone operating with an android OS and will send delivery information to the office in real time, making, for example, payment processing faster. Users are now able to download the app from https://app.eprod-solutions.com. The e-prod team is available for assistance in setting up.
With the e-prod app, field officers are also able to capture the geographic locations of the farmer groups and map out collection points. Please contact us for more information!
After the successful roll-out of the software in Kenya and Uganda, we are happy to announce that we have now launched e-prod in Tanzania. In the last quarter of this year, we have trained numerous companies – operating in different value chains such as rice, coffee, horticulture and maize – in Tanzania. The response has been very welcoming and we look forward to successful expansion. We plan to open an office early next year.
Another new feature integrated into the e-prod software, is Short Message Service, or SMS. Clients can now communicate with their suppliers, whether it is about production related issues, upcoming events or any unforeseen collection route changes.
Africa’s Talking www.africastalking.com and several other SMS providers are now integrated with e-prod to send out SMS at affordable rates. Our technical team will provide support in setting up a sender ID and train on the use of this module.
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.
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