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BLOOOM : Agricultural Technology for the Bottom of the Pyramid


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : BLOOOM : Agricultural Technology for the Bottom of the Pyramid

Pays/Région : Monde Entier

Durée : 01.02.2019 - 31.12.2023

Blooom, a newly founded social enterprise provides innovative digital solutions to connect smallholder farmers to input suppliers and consumers. Smallholders get access to information, financing, local and international markets via mobile phone technology. In this public private development partnership, Swiss support serves to expand Blooom’s services to smallholder farmers in low income countries in which the risks of entry for private sector companies are generally too high, including countries in Africa.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Digital technology can enable farmers to generate reliable yield. While Internet-enabled smartphone use is spreading across most of the developing world, smartphone penetration and limited digital literacy may still prove prohibitive for technological solutions that target individual smallholder farmers. The digitalization of food chains, the partnership with the private sector and the catalytic effect on private investments are innovations that can influence the future development of many countries, particularly in Africa.
* Objectifs  : The overall goal of Blooom is to contribute to poverty reduction, economic inclusion, food security and improved nutrition of smallholder farmers and consumers , men and women, in low income countries through digital and organizational innovation.
* Groupes cibles  : Direct beneficiaries of this project are the social enterprises and men and women blooom entrepreneurs. Final beneficiaries are smallholder men and women farmers and low income urban consumers who will have a better access to healthy food. Rural service providers, input dealers and transporters will also benefit from this support.

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 950’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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