SAYeTECH: farmer access to post-harvest threshers

Short description

SAYeTECH locally manufactures and provide service to farmers with multi-purpose crop threshers

Description

SAYeTECH has designed and works with local manufacturers to build smart multi-purpose crop threshers. A subsidiary of SAYeTECH takes these threshers and employees the youth to provide crucial post-harvest threshing services to smallholder farmers. We allow farmers to make payments in cash or in grain.
Traditional labor and threshing methods end up leading to as much as 30 percent post-harvest loss, as compared to as little as 0.2 percent loss when farmers have access to SAYeTECH thresher. In addition, threshing crops by hand is not just primarily driven by women and children who inhale crop particulate matter, but it can be up to 60 times slower than using a SAYeTECH-designed multi-crop thresher. Reduced product quality from breakage and contamination introduced during manual threshing further minimizes demand for local supply for farmers already at the mercy of an opaque supply chain, which forces them to take low prices offered by “briefcase buyers”. In the end, farmers are less motivated to grow cereal and legume crops that should transform household incomes, and more conscientious buyers are forced to pay an unnecessary premium on the product that ends up in the market.

SAYeTECH’s multi-crop thresher is an innovation designed to address the gap between output and labor. SAYeTECH also links the farmer’s abundant produce to buyers willing to buy their produce at a premium price.

In this Corona crisis, where the prices of food are increasing at an unprecedented rate, innovation such as the SAYeTECH model is needed to deliver more food faster to market at larger volumes. While creating local jobs, reducing poverty, and achieving zero hunger.

Target country

Ghana

Project type

  • Community
  • Food
  • Impact Support
  • Work & Productivity

Support needed

  • Bootstrapping
  • Business Strategy
  • Communications
  • Growth hacking
  • Manufacturing
  • Raising capital
  • Sales
  • Software development
  • Talent

What we need help with

SAYeTECH sees the opportunity to connect with industry players, receive professional mentorship, and exposure necessary for a start-up. This being said, the company requires funding for delivering our manufacturing and service provision model. SAYeTECH needs to gain talents in our embedded hardware for data collection during the use of our machinery. Receive help on our marketing, social media, and growth hacking strategies and to boost sales.

Best way to get in touch

Mail: jeffrey@sayetech.io WhatsApp : +233244055331 Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-boakye-appiagyei/

Project status

  • In Progress