The solution was expected to minimise inventory requirements, reduce waste and allow retailers and farmers to be better integrated. It fell under the 6.3 million Dollar USAID-funded Growth-Oriented Microenterprise Development Program (GMED). The programme aimed at developing sustainable and scalable approaches to job creation by fostering the growth of micro and small enterprises, a company release here said today.
The application tackled supply chain management from profiling of farmer clusters to crop planning, scheduling, tracking and forecasting. It allowed farmers to access technical information, including database searches for data and images, access to region-specific weather updates and market information. The application could handle several thousand concurrent users and yet ensure data security.