The role of telecommunication as a tool for food security,food safety and sustainability. This is how to use telecommunication to trace,track and report food fraud thus promoting food safety.
This involves creating a platform , a central data pool of various farmers and agricultural value chain.This platform will be multifaceted, linking all the aspects of the agricultural chain thus providing a tracking and tracing model. This will be a planning tool,marketing tool and learning platform.
The platform will have data of those involved in the various aspect of the chain,their location, the aspect of production they are involved in and the population of the animals.
This information will give data on vaccination/medication, so that at any point in time the health status of various sets of animals can be accessed.
The platform will be a vital tool for planning,because you know the number of birds in chain,the vaccines can be acquired, medications/vitamins can be sourced and distributed.
The platform will be a marketing tool,where manufacturers of drugs,feed,farm tools can reach out to customers.Each chain operator will have a code,this will allow tracing,tracking and tailored medical interventions.
The platform will grant open access to all strata of the chain; linking all aspects together so that customers can access all sale information on the site.
Training and learning will be available on site,with hand outs,webinars and interactive forum;where farmers can be tutored and also create an opportunity for interested farmers and investors to be trained.
This platform will also be a money market where goods and services can be accessed and paid for by using your phone.This platform will provide an onsite information about the value chain.
Partnership with local and international companies for exchange of technology will be easy using this inter phase.
The agricultural value chain is broad and a platform for bringing all investors together so vital to the success.