Data tracking for food traceability and value chains.
Mercy Corps, Acumen Fund, Senior Management Training and Design Thinking (SAP), Microsoft Tech for Social Impact GSMA Foundation.
Hewani Trace seeks to address the problem of Food Traceability through improved stock tracking, market linkages and access to finance for players in the Agricultural Value Chain thus enabling farmers to get better value for their produce with reduced losses. It aims to do this through focusing on improving the operations and efficiencies of Trade Associations, Food Processors, Government Agencies and NGOs that work in value chains that aggregate produce from smallholder farmers and package it for distribution in local or export markets. Whereas our paying customers remain businesses in the value chain, they believe their ultimate beneficiaries are the smallholder farmers that feed into these value chains. Through digitization of the various processes and entities in given value chains, they have been able to achieve positive gains in the tea, dairy and horticulture industries in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
The Hewani Trace is a digital solution for the agriculture industry offering users the ability to track the movement of orders, stocks, and payments through specified stages of the extended value chain and trace backward the history, time, application and location of each transaction or document.
The platform has 11 variants of the value chain mobile app, each configured to map the process of distinct levels in the value chain in easy-to-use 2 or 3 step user experience flows. The smallholder farmers interact with the platform simply by receiving SMS confirmations of transactions. In addition, they can send simple queries by SMS or USSD to market information. All the field mobile applications and interactions can work offline until connectivity is restored for synchronization.
Helped over 360,000 smallholder farmers increase their average daily weight deliveries by 13.5% in the Tea Value Chain. Reduced losses incurred between value chain players in the horticulture industry by 20%.Helped local aggregators and processors gain entry to the EU export market through the generation of accurate certification and regulatory documentation per batch.
Strong interest in expanding to Southern Africa, West Africa, South America, and South Asia.