Combining agricultural crop and residue transportation with organic waste processing
VIVUS has developed an innovative rural transportation system enabling the efficient collection of small quantities of crops and agricultural waste in remote areas. The initiative then sells the crops in urban centers and converts the residues into biogas and fertiliser. Vivus combines three value chains in an innovative fashion: - Rural transportation: Selling pushcarts and bicycle carts and establishing an on-demand mobility services system. - Food crops: Collecting and marketing produce from smallholder farmers. - Agro-residues: Collecting and selling organic waste as a fuel source, and working towards setting up a biogas and fertiliser plant. Crops are transported to urban centres and sold to retailers and organised groups of female vendors. Residues are converted into fertiliser and biogas for electricity, cooking or use as fuel gas.
Vivus Ltd. develops the rural transportation system, collects and markets crops and agricultural waste.
Esoko Co. provides the software solution for a mobile-phone-based information system for crop farmers and vendors.
Ghana Bamboo Bikes develop the bamboo cargo bicycle.