services and products
eMKambo Call Centre
Comprises of 16 mobiles lines (Econet, Telecel and Netone) used to inform various value chain players about agricultural markets status.
eMKambo Bulk SMS
Assists agric- value chain actors e.g input suppliers, agro dealers, buyers of commodities, transporters among other service provides to broadcast messages to facilitate their business.
Agric-Markets Value Chain Analysis
We provide whole range of goods and services necessary for an agricultural product to move from the farm to the final customer or consumer.
Market-oriented consultancy and research services to businesses and organisations involved in agriculture and value chain industries.
eMKambo Perishable finance
eMKambo offers a range of agriculture loans for traders in the Market to meet the cost of working capital and allied activities.
Agric- Content Generation and Software Development
eMKambo have a highly qualified team which works on creating and maintaining agriculture related web, mobile and desktop applications.
The mobile application avails to share agriculture information and knowledge (content) through mobile smart phones.
The word Mkambo refers to market in isiNdebele language. It has the same connotation in the Shona language though in Shona, the word Musika commonly refers to the market One of the challenges facing Zimbabwean agriculture and rural development is lack of reliable, usable and timely information, evidence and knowledge for effective decision making. A significant part of the available information is either out-dated or dispersed in various institutions, people and environments. When projects and programmes by various NGOs, private sector players and other development organisations come to an end, in most instances, there is no clear mechanism for the knowledge that was gathered to be handed over and inform new initiatives. In addition, competition rather than collaboration among organisations in the same sector works against knowledge sharing.
Knowledge is not enough without a unique set of values The above statement is the main reason why indigenous knowledge should be part of the 4th industrial revolution. Most rural African communities have survived COVID19 so far not only due to their indigenous knowledge but unique sets of values on how to co-exist with nature Read more about Knowledge is not enough without a unique set of values[…]
Check out this publication https://afsafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/seed-stories-final-print-en.pdf STORIES OF SEED ACTIVISM:JOURNALISTS FROM 14 COUNTRIES REPORTING PEOPLESSOLUTION TO CORPORATE CONTROL OF AFRICA’S LIFE
Behind every quantity of food are units of measurements in African markets Contrary to western markets like supermarkets where most of the commodities are sold by weight through kilograms, for instance, African mass markets have developed their own best practices in measurement and linking measurements to price or value. To avoid the inconvenience of having Read more about Behind every quantity of food are units of measurements in African markets[…]
Food is more than commodities – it embraces culture and local knowledge African mass markets are always demonstrating possibilities for reshaping food systems based on the understanding that food is a right not a commodity. While digitalization enables commodification, food is not just about commodities but culture and local knowledge. Food systems are broader than Read more about Food is more than commodities – it embraces culture and local knowledge[…]
African countries can only change the persistent negative image of Africa as a net importer of food when they start looking at food systems as more than agriculture. Most African food systems continue to be influenced by Western tastes and preferences. In addition to exploiting natural resources, colonization transformed African food systems for the purposes Read more about Indigenous knowledge should drive transformation of African food systems[…]
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Why there should be clear criteria for positioning actors within food systems Like knowledge and other valuable resources, land, water and labour should be managed professionally. For developing countries, the starting point can be crafting growth-oriented and future-focused criteria for allocating land to different classes of farmers. That will prevent land, water and other resources Read more about Why there should be clear criteria for positioning actors within food systems[…]
African mass markets continue to function as templates for local nutrition In spite of most resources being directed at promoting imported food systems using commercially-oriented agricultural shows and trade fairs, mass markets continue to influence food choices and consumption patterns across the African continent. Coincidentally, COVID19 has increased the relevance and reliability of these food Read more about African mass markets continue to function as templates for local nutrition[…]
Investment should start with owners of the resources not outsiders While the temptation in most African countries is to celebrate investors from outside and money from global institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), investment should start with the owners of natural resources not outsider. An important question to be answered by each African country Read more about Investment should start with owners of the resources not outsiders[…]
How does food move from production zones to markets and consumers? Besides not knowing what is involved in producing food, there are high chances that most urban consumers across the world have no clue how potatoes, tomatoes and other commodities they eat every day get to their plates. Transporters are some of the unsung heroes Read more about How does food move from production zones to markets and consumers?[…]