CommCare for Cooperative Farming
Cooperative farming holds the most potential for rural farmers to lift themselves out of poverty through their collective expertise and combined efficiencies, and can result in unprecedented income for many farmers.
However, by obtaining usual fair market prices for their goods and discounts on inputs, cooperatives become exponentially more complex to manage as they scale and the administrative burden of large memberships creates an artificial limitation to their size. Dimagi’s management applications help cooperatives reduce the management burden in order to allowing them to dramatically increase their memberships, without increasing complexity.
Dimagi’s management applications provide real time visibility into key data, such as how farmers are planting and harvesting their crops, to enable management teams to make strategic decisions.
- Create applications that can assist in financial planning
- Mobile applications support on and offline data collection, facilitating record-keeping and enabling reports to be quickly shared with cooperative managers
- Multimedia allows for distribution of best practices amongst cooperative members for training when agricultural extension workers are not available. This also ensures consistency in produce.
- Bulk selling, such as through out-grower schemes, can be virtually consolidated, allowing for cooperatives to achieve better margins by moving higher up the value-chain or even into international sales of high demand goods