Loop Tech Inc.
Loop is an app that aggregates a farmer’s produce to be taken to suitable markets and enables payment of farmers and transporters.
Loop is a mobile application launched by Digital Green in India’s Bihar state in August 2015 to improve smallholder farmers access to markets. Farmers produce is aggregated and taken to best suitable market. Transporters and farmers are paid the amount through the loop system. Under Loop, farmers sell their produce through village level agricultural extension workers, who function as aggregators. The aggregators reach out to fellow farmers to raise awareness about Loop and its operations, recruit farmers to participate and operate Loop’s collection, and transport and sales transactions.
The mobile application enables the aggregators to record collections, sales, transportation type and costs, and traders details in the form of a digital ledger and sends the farmers receipts by text message when sales are completed.
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Loop was designed for farmers in India to help them find suitable markets to sell their produce.
Mobile application development
The mobile application can be downloaded on the Google Play Store.
The mobile application has been downloaded by over 50 users.
(smartphone ,feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
(2G, 3G, 4G, LTE,…)
(Connection to market, Microsavings, Supply chain information, Education on farming practices, Weather information, etc)
Loop was developed by Loop Tech Inc. as a business mobile application that sells farmers produce and disburse payments to farmers and transporters. This is an Android application version 1.7.0 (15) with 3 Megabytes (MB) as its size.
The mobile application also helps in recording collection, sales, transportation type and costs and traders details in a form of digital ledger then sends farmers receipts by text message when sales are completed.
Users can contact the designers through their website for technical support.
This application was designed to help farmers identify suitable markets for their produce.
A pilot study in India found that between August 2015 and January 2016, 1,492 farmers in 77 villages used Loop to sell 2,672,553 kg of produce, resulting in total transactions of ~438,000 USD (31,320,419 INR)Converted September, 2019
No third-party organizations, only testing performed by the designer.
The product was evaluated for the amount of produce sold by farmers and the total earnings from sales.
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