I am a software consultant by Profession owning 40 acres of Coffee Estate. I am trying to develop an eCommerce portal. I thought of helping Farmers fetch better price for their produce and also enable export of agricultural commodities.
As a planter, I thought there must be a help to get buyers for the produce who offer better price. We were able to sell coffee or pepper at market prices (not sure whether it is the correct price). When we sell timber, we feel that we had been forced to undersell. There is no idea what is the market for timber and what will be the farm gate price.
With this background, I am having an idea of an e-commerce portal. I want to know from the members what sort of facilities the farmers will expect in the portal. Also there will be many farmers who do not know about internet and do not have access to the internet. How can we make it useful to those farmers?
Ideas from this forum will help me build a portal to serve the farmers of India.