Impact

!nspiraFarms™ addresses key competitiveness challenges related to small-scale crop cost structure, volumes and quality, recognizing the multi-dimensional nature of poverty and sustainability where technology is only one of the factors contributing to livelihood improvement

  • Reduces significantly waste in dairy and horticultural processing
  • Enables more than 20% value added above raw product price
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of safe food for domestic and international consumers
  • Has a lower cost (30-50%) than traditional brick-and-mortar alternative
  • Saves 7+ months of time-to-market for smallholder farmers
  • Is an asset that farmers can use as a future collateral
  • Uses cutting-edge renewable energy solutions
  • Provides an opportunity for increasing farmers’ incomes and generating employment

 

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!nspiraFarms™ is a Certified B Company

!nspiraFarms™, as brand technology of Enterprise Projects Ventures, is proud member of B Corp Community. B Corps are companies seeking to change the role of business in society and to make positive contribution to people and the planet through sustainable business.

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Our Impact in the Field

Patzun (Chimaltenango) Guatemala – In November 2014 the first !nspiraFarms™ Vegetables Processing Platform was delivered. Our customers are two groups of smallholders with 30Ha of Brassicas and two rain-fed harvests, leaded by Edgar Cancax, local farmer who is responsible of managing the platform. !nspiraFarms™ is allowing farmers to deliver selected and cut brassicas, and as well cooling the production before delivery, for some local and international agro-exporters.

Some of the benefits perceived so far:

  • Are reducing a 30% of post-harvest losses thanks to cold storage and processing lines
  • Compiling to GAP and HACCP certifications, allowing farmers to sell higher-value outputs
  • Expected an annual income increase of 40% for farmers while repaying the initial setup costs
  • Increase the quantity of organic matter left in the production area (by cutting and grading)
  • Generating agronomical data useful for crop planning
  • Generate additional jobs in value addition and facility management

 

 


 

Gil Gil, Kenya – In October 2015 will be the first !nspiraFarms™ off-grid Dairy collection and Chilling Platform. Our costumers are a group of 50 producers and 190 cows (at 10-15 liters/day) based in Nyamarura village, near the province of Gil-Gil in Kenya. The Nyamarura farmers have constituted themselves as a cooperative, and soon will start delivering quality-chilled milk to Eldoville Dairies.

Some of the benefits perceived so far:

  • Allow off-grid chilling operations
  • Save farmers 3.5 hours a day (time currently dedicated to milk delivery)
  • Support productivity increase by 40% by the end of year one
  • Generate a net increase of revenues for farmers of over 15,000 USD during repayment period
  • Represent (cost over 5y investment) less than 5% total revenues
  • Generate two FTEs for young people to manage the facility (collection and QA)