Egypt’s Agribusiness Platform
Online Marketplace for Fruits & Vegetables, Fish & Dairy
Market Prices & Extension Services on Mobile
1st Agribusiness SMEs & Startups BDS Incubator
Knowledge Co. for Sustainable Development, a social enterprise capitalizing on 25 years-experience in MIS, knowledge management and B2B marketing programs, adopted since 2012 a strategy focusing on agribusiness, and its food / water / energy nexus as the sector representing 50% of Egyptians livelihood.
With the launch of a sister organization, Knowledge Economy Foundation, KSD and KEF pioneered the first agribusiness digital marketing platform, based on value chain strategies and inclusive business approaches to link small farmers’ groups to their markets and ecosystem at large, with a focus on youth and women.
Our model combines ICT applications with business development services for companies and capacity building for small farmers’ groups, together with extension services in cooperation with the state agencies, supported by a marketing and management unit.
Bashaier, 1st fruits, vegetables and herbs network on mobile and web with online marketplace, prices and extension services, in cooperation with the Agriculture Research Center / Ministry of Agriculture.
Asmaknet, 1st fish value chain network on mobile and web with online marketplace, prices and extension services, in cooperation with World Fish Int’l Center.
Albannet, 1st dairy value chain network on mobile and web with online marketplace, prices and extension services (coming end 2018), in cooperation with Ain Shams University / Faculty of Agriculture & SEED (Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development).
Agrirowad, 1st agribusiness SMEs and start-ups digital resources center and virtual incubator, to address the gaps in Egypt’s agribusiness value chains and promote SMEs and start-ups opportunities while linking them to investors and banks, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy.
The 3 Digital Marketing Networks operate on mobile and web to link directly the small farmers’ communities, their COOPs and NGOs and agribusiness SMEs, to a range of market buyers and input suppliers in the horticulture, fish and dairy value chains.
The online marketplace publishes and matches buyers and sellers for spot deals, long-term supplies and contract farming together with all input supplies. Daily market prices are published and sent by SMS. Customized extension services and “Ask the Expert” online tool are provided on mobile and web.
First Agribusiness virtual incubator for SMEs & startups, with business development services unit and digital resource center to include value chain analysis, business plans templates& linkages to investors, sponsored by “Shiraka” Dutch Aid Program
First digital marketing network for the dairy value chain together with mapping of all relevant operators and stakeholders with a focus on the small dairy farmers, in cooperation with Ain Shams University, Faculty of Agriculture
First digital marketing network for the fish value chain, linking small fish farmers to their markets with extension services in cooperation with GAFRD/General Authority for Fish Resources Development & World Fish (CGIAR)
Dalil El Mobedat
1st comprehensive Pesticides Guide on mobile, in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture Pesticides Committee providing all registered products & companies, best practices and “Ask the Expert” online tool
Launching agribusiness marketing services combined with microfinance for SMEs & Startups. Supported by ABA -the leading microfinance NGO in Egypt- and Bashaier digital marketing network
Analysis & strategic design for a financial education tool on mobile for young entrepreneurs in cooperation with Advision (Netherlands) on behalf of Sanad/KFW
Joint project with Ain Shams, Faculty of Agriculture funded by Canada’s IDRC to implement a pilot dairy hub for small farmers with cattle feed management application
Set up & capacity building & monitoring of rural women business groups in Minia to produce sun dried tomatoes and link them to market buyers contracts sponsored by the bank’s CSR program
Knowledge Economy Foundation
Knowledge Co for Sustainable Development
012 0154 7720
012 7713 3052
27 Hassan Assem-Zamalek-Cairo
02 / 27371998