eragano - end-to-end solution for smallholder FARMERS using a technology platform

eragano develops end-to-end solution for small FARMERS using Android App and dashboard. We connect FARMERS with Lenders, Industry, Expert.

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

PT. eragano Agritech Indonesia

Year founded

2016

Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $250k - $500k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • For-profit

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • Indonesia

Headquarters location: City

Jakarta

Location(s) of impact

Country Indonesia:
District Brebes, Nganjuk, Lamongan, Kupang, Lombok, Pangalengan, Lembang, Garut, Cirebon, Bantul, Tuban, Kediri, Bandung Barat

Website

http://www.eragano.com

Twitter URL

https://twitter.com/eragano_id?lang=en

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

We try to elevate Small FARMERS' poverty by addressing these problems
- Unfair Market Access for Small FARMERS' harvest produce
The middleman take too much profit and too many middleman so the price for FARMERS is very low.

- Unfair Loan Access for Small FARMERS
FARMERS don't have access to financial institution like Bank because the process of the Banks is rigid and Banks don't have any information (Bank see FARMERS' lending is high risk).

- Low FARMERS' productivity because of unstable farming method

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

We try to solve these problems by giving
- Fair Market Access for Small FARMERS' harvest produce:
connecting FARMERS with Industry, Hotel Resto Café (Higher 30% at minimum) through our realtime platform where we buy FARMERS through Bank Transfer on delivery

- Fair Loan Access for Small FARMERS
eragano connect FARMERS with Banks, Fintech startup and leasing company by helping providing the financial institutions farming data, best practices, profiling and selection FARMERS, monitoring the FARMERS and gathering all documents needed

- Increase FARMERS' productivity because of best farming practices
We connect FARMERS using our Android App by Q&A Features in our App, Weather information, and Daily Schedule and notification about what to do and Farming Method training

FARMERS are using Android App where the Android phone is bundling with the loan.
Lenders, Industry and other part get realtime data from website dashboard.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Social Impact:
Impacted:
- 2000 corn FARMERS and 500 shallot FARMERS
- Sales of crop produce: 200,000 USD
- Increase Income of FARMERS: in average 75%
- Increase FARMERS productivity: in average 50%

Environmental:
Qualitative: using less pesticides (30%) and more traceable farming method, real fertilizer

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

100% Earned Income
Mostly we ensure we can grow by our own based on our earned income

I can ensure the long term sustainability based on efficient process and 5-10% margin with large scale of users.
We use the model of sharing economies where people can be coordinator of FARMERS and receive the benefit from becoming our representatives (including recruiting FARMERS and training, etc)

*can be seen in the attachment sample as well

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

This initiative is innovative because we combine the "user friendly" and "less hassle" technology for smallholder FARMERS with "end-to-end solution".

Our project differs from other because
- we use "user friendly" User Interface/User Experience for Small FARMERS; Small FARMERS are non tech savvy
- we use data analytics and technology for supporting the efficient "end-to-end solution"
- we combine traceability and Good Agriculture Practice (include ICS and ACP like Nestle sourcing soybean)

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

Indonesia is an Agriculture country with a lot of fertile land and we have around 25mio small FARMERS but we have a lot of poor FARMERS about 90% of our FARMERS.
There is a forum group discussion about our country back then at my university. From that, I kept thinking that someday I want to help Indonesian FARMERS because nobody is helping them and our country initiative is not correctly targeted and solving FARMERS' problem.

Then in 2014 I begin to do organic farming and see that farming can be done better with best practices and more fair access. That's why in Oct 2015, I created eragano to increase FARMERS' wealth (revenue and their saving). When eragano team go and meet the FARMERS, many FARMERS tell their sad story where unjustice happened a lot in their life as a FARMERS. One of the FARMER indeed throw away their tomatoes and let it rotten because the price is very cheap.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Upon recommendation from others

Evaluation results

2 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 50%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 50%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 0%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 100%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 100%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 100%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

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