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|Our project is to facilitate rural farmers’ access to better markets by providing them with a storehouse that will serve both as a collecting point and a market center for their farm produce.|
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|The money is needed to secure and refurbish a storehouse to serve as collecting point and market center for our rural farmers.|
AGRO-HUB is a farmer focus common initiative group that is setup with the aim of combating poverty among rural smallholder farmers in Cameroon by providing them with the tools they need to access information and better markets.
AGRO-HUB is run by young and dynamic Cameroonian social entrepreneurs with passion in ICT and agriculture.
AGRO-HUB is registered as a Common Initiative Group(CIG) here in Cameroon.
- Delegation of Agriculture and Rural Development( a sub regional office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development)
- Local farmer groups and CIGs
- Farming and Animal Husbandry project (FAHP)
Our project is to provide the rural farmers in Muea/Lysoka village communities with storehouse/mini-mart facility in a bid to facilitate their access to better markets and promote agricultural market development.
Farmers living in rural communities usually are forced to walk great distances to reach urban markets where they hope to sell their produce at better prices. These markets are usually dirty and disorganized. Farmers are forced to sell at low prices as a result of poor handling and the fear of having to carry their produce back home since they lack a storage facility.
We believe providing farmers with a storehouse facility will not only improve on their bargaining power and facilitate access to better markets, but will also encourage them to boost productivity and quality of their produce.
The project is executed by a Common Initiative Group (CIG) AGRO-HUB that works in collaboration with other farmers’ groups on a shared purpose to deliver new services to new and existing customers in the agricultural sector of Cameroon.
Short term goals
(1) Increase rural farmers’ household income.
Long term goals
(1) Increase farmers’ agricultural productivity thus enhanced food security and nutrition.
(2) Promote child education and reduce rate of school dropouts through increase in household income.
(3) Increase access to basic medical care through increase income.
(4) Promote agricultural market development and expansion.
Rural smallholder farmers (in the area of project execution) are our target group. These are the farmers who are greatly hit by the effects of disorganized markets and unscrupulous middlemen.
Through this project, we will provide them with a storehouse to serve as both a collecting point and market center for their produce. Farmers will no longer worry about where they will store excesses after selling on a market day, they will be protected from unscrupulous middlemen, and may not need to worry about seeking customers for their produce.
Direct beneficiaries of the project include at least 80 rural farmers and indirect beneficiaries include 1300 farmers with their families living around the project area.
Through this project, we will provide a storehouse that will serve as a collecting point and a market center where farmers are expected to sell at better prices and hence increase household income and reduce poverty.
We employ the following strategies to ensure sustainability of the project:
(1) The project will be jointly managed by the farmers and our organization AGRO-HUB as the lead. Sons and daughters of the community will be hired to run the day to day affairs of the storehouse.
(2) A very small charge will be levied to all users (initially estimated at 80) of the storehouse so as to raise funds to cover the running cost after a year.
(3) Farmers who actively use and contribute to the growth of the storehouse will be paid loyalties – in the form of cash or farm subsidies – at the beginning of every planting season.
A possible anticipated risk is what happens during a bumper harvest when there is plenty of food supplied to the storehouse. To this end, it is AGRO-HUB’s duty to actively seek customers at home and abroad. Looking at the food security map of the world, we believe there shall always be more demand for food than it is supplied; so the real challenge is to raise awareness of what is available so we can have a consistent demand for the crops in the storehouse.
30 juli 2012
30 september 2013
July/2012 – August/2012 : Setting up the storehouse. Acquire equipment and furniture, paint the storehouse, etc.
September/2012 – September/2013 : Running of storehouse with studies on what works/doesn’t work and fixing them. Actively raise awareness and seeking partners and customers.
At the end of the project, we will have setup a clean, furnished and well-equipped storehouse that should serve as an example of the kind of agricultural markets we want to see in Cameroon. The storehouse will represent a source of hope and happiness to the farmers who believe they have been abandoned to themselves. We believe that the increase in household income for the farmers will also promote economic development in the area.
|Sundry and other unforseen||Overig||364|
|Cost of electric and water bills||Overhead||372|
|Stickers, labelers, papers, pens, bold writers, etc||Overige materialen||276|
|NDAs, MOUs and other Official and Business documentation||Administratiekosten||16|
|Interior and Exterior Signage, Banners, Video coverage, Radio and TV commercials||Marketing/Communicatie||732|
|Calls and SMS credit for information system and accountability platform.||Administratiekosten||924|
|Cost of other equipments : Scissors, Knives, Cutters, Clippers, Choppers, Vessels, Bags, etc||Gereedschap||153|
|Cost of weighing equipments of 2 different weight ranges.||Gereedschap||611|
|Cost of Insuring the properties in the warehouse.||Overhead||924|
|Cost of lease contract on the Warehouse (Will be covered from contribution from farmers)||Overhead||552|
|Cost to wire the storehouse and electrical equipment like bulbs, sockets and distributors.||Bouwmaterialen||183|
|Cost of building the internal furnitures like Shelves, Chairs, Tables, Stands, etc||Bouwmaterialen||764|
|Cost of building a drainage system to eliminate dirt and mud deposited around the building.||Overige materialen||229|
|Cost of painting the warehouse to give it a fresh appealing look.||Overige materialen||305|
|Wages for the Receiving and Packing Warehouse Associate position(1 Male)||Arbeid||552|
|Wages for Warehouse Clerk (1 Female)||Arbeid||552|
We shall be raising 2.533 Euros from farmers, friends and relatives. So the amount we need as support from 1%Club is 4.976 Euros.
Nog nodig: EUR 0