What problem are we tackling

  • Farmers around Cairo needs an alternative ways to distribute their crops because most of the market is monopolized by the main players, Which effects their productivity and cash flow.
  • Farmers are not able to take risks trying new technologies because the lack of resources and sustainability
  • Crops get wasted because of the multiple cycles it goes across, and because each cycle adds a profit margin the over all prices are increasing dramatically.
  • Consumers have to pay the price of these transportation overheads and the wasted crops
  • Consumers has to accept whatever quality they get because the alternative quality is out of their budget in some cases.

How did we tackled it

  • Create an ecommerce solution to sell crops directly from farmers to consumers.
    • Give consumers the most convenient way to do grocery shopping.
    • Give farmers the ability to sell with a fair price.
    • Consumers receive better quality for a better and relatively stable price.
  • Create online community that farmers can share their knowledge on, and seek help from professionals.

Inspiration

  • We came a cross the struggle that farmer friend of us is facing, and after a bit of search we found out how huge the price gabs are, and we felt that there is somethings to be done in this regard.

What it does

  • Create an ecommerce solution to sell crops directly from farmers to consumers.
    • Give consumers the most convenient way to do grocery shopping.
    • Give farmers the ability to sell with a fair price.
    • Consumers receive better quality for a better and relatively stable price.
  • Create online community that farmers can share their knowledge on, and seek help from professionals.

How we built it

  • Used Adobe XD as designing tool
  • Used Angular JS for the frontend development
  • react-native for mobile development
  • node js and Heroku for deployment

Challenges we ran into

  • Feasibility study
    • Cost Management.
    • Market analysis
  • Time limitation of application design and development

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Coming up with such a complicated solution, with a solid study of the market, a lot of phone calls and meetings with farmers and collection of data in such a tight timeline.

What we learned

  • we learned a lot about the challenges that our people are facing, got clear insight of how complicated life can be for other, which made us appreciate more our blessings
  • we gained a lot of business insights, such business modeling which will help us improve our entrepreneurial skill

What's next for Distinct (Jozoor)

  • Increasing our segment reach of consumers and farmers.
  • Enforcing modern and efficient agriculture techniques, as a prerequisite to sell on the platform.
  • Aid farmers to improve their agriculture techniques.
  • Increase farmer family income by delegating the packing process to farmers wifes.
  • Organize on-ground activities to increase the farmers awareness of how to make the most of their resources.
  • Launch RND campaigns.
  • Cooperate with government we will build a program that enable housewives around scholes to prepare meals for school children while providing them with needed corps.
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