Presenters: Kwame Andah, Co-Founder & Mansour Fall, Developer, Coders4Africa
SUGUFI is a virtual marketplace that serves as matchmaker between farmers and buyers. With SUGUFI farmers find a more reliable platform to promote their products and link up with potential buyers. On the other side, buyers are able quickly to find farmers who hold products that they need. SUGUFI allows farmers and buyers to connect with each other by sending an SMS text to promote or inquire about products to one of the SUGUFI country registered shortcodes.
The main goals of SUGUFI
Farmers: provides a platform that facilitates the marketing of their products. A challenge it addresses is the issue of waste due to time taken by farmers to access markets.
Buyers: platform from which to source produce from farmers. This will help support the farmers while at the same time ensuring an established supply chain to businesses such as hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and commercial buyers.