eVuna is a Mezzanine initiative.
Mezzanine delivers digital solutions to companies doing business in Africa. With an estimated 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa, we view mobile technology as a major enabler for creating productive societies. We deliver mobile, IoT and digital solutions that cut costs, increase efficiency, improve risk management, and provide unrivaled access to users across the continent.
We work with mobile network operators, government departments, development agencies, research experts, and other technology service providers to co-create solutions in the industries of agriculture, health, social services, education, and utilities and financial management.
By providing access to the digital knowledge economy, financial inclusion, quality inputs and secured off-take through formal and other contracts, these farms can increase their gross income by 70-80%. This equates to an average $600 increase per farmer per annum, providing jobs and lifting millions out of poverty, especially women and the youth.
We have a bold vision to transform agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa by giving small-holder farmers access to farming inputs, finance, markets & knowledge. eVuna is a for-profit, social impact platform provider.
As a platform provider, we charge a percentage fee to the enterprises on the platform while helping to drive value and impact down to the smallholder farmer. The farmer does not pay to use or interact on the platform.
African crop yields vs. the global average*
Access to inputs (credit),
information, finance, buyers
Access to the channel and to
data to inform product &
service design, pricing and
Source: CTAD4Ag Report 2018-2019.
* 33m small holders and pastoralists have registered (not actively using) with all D4Ag solutions = 13% of SH farmers market of $253m
All stakeholders in an agricultural value chain ultimately revolve around the smallholder farmer and her ability to consume and produce. The common challenge across this value chain is the lack of access to data, credit, farming inputs, information and digital services.
You can’t plan
Can’t access, too
Who can you sell
Digital platforms allow ecosystem stakeholders and smallholder farmers to interact with each other and to transact at a lower cost by optimising supply and demand.