Digital marketplace for rural farmers to gain access to data, markets, upskilling, insurance, and more.
GIZ, AGRA, Sterling Bank, ACRE Africa, Arewa Youth Agripreneurs, Kaduna Agriculture Development Agency (KADA), Acumen, Mercy Corps Agrifin
The Amana Marketplace seeks to address three interrelated problems associated with agriculture and agricultural transactions, namely; difficulty in business transactions, access to climate change information and products, and disadvantaged female farmers in rural patriarchal communities.
Amana is a digital marketplace ecosystem designed to increase ease of business and access to information for small businesses and rural farmers, address price inconsistencies and provide working capital to financially challenged agents to facilitate transactions between farmers and buyers.
CoAmana uses a specific approach of attracting and recruiting digital savvy yet locally rooted agents to work with rural farmers in their communities to access and utilize the Amana marketplace for trade. This is particularly advantageous for farmers as it cuts out the cost of transportation to the marketplace and reduces dependencies on prices set by independent aggregators.
CoAmana plans to expand to Uganda and Ghana in the immediate future. With the longer term plans to target the entire sub-Saharan African region.