My inspiration for this project is to solve the problem of less access to adequate markets by local farmers when selling their farm produce. This project is about these local farmers coming together to form a cooperative society with their farm producer in a centralized place and be able to sell the produce in bulk to a larger market, beyond their locality. The project aims to bridge the existing market gap between farmers and buyers. Through this software solution, the farmers can market their produce collectively, leveraging the digital marketing tools and platforms, and be able to reach out to a multitude of customers.
What it does
The web application allows customers to see all the available farm produce, add them to cart and pay for them on the website.
How I built it
I built it as part of a hackathon named buildforSDG as a single participant utilizing React js for the frontend and Node Js on the backend.
Challenges I ran into
I faced a few issues integrating Redux saga since it was the first time using it.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud of the optimizations I made which made the web application to perform fast.
What I learned
I learned that the more I worked with unfamiliar technologies that seem scary at first, the more growth I receive, for instance using Redux saga which brought me new perspectives towards handling complex user actions with few lines of code.
What's next for lntelligent Farm
The next step for Intelligent Farm is to integrate a working payment service to allow real transactions with customers.