Holland is about 1 / 10th of Cameroon not to say 1 / 12th, and compared to Cameroon it does not have much on the natural level but it is incredible that this small country is 2nd in the world in the
agricultural sector however in 2008 it had roughly the same number of inhabitants as
Cameroon. And the question that arises is how Cameroon, which is such a naturally
rich country, continues to import certain products? Why do Cameroonian producers
not have enough money to meet their needs and those of their families? From there it
was important to get started, although not knowing where to start. A Cameroonian man Bertrand Foffe decided to go out into the field, to ask questions, to listen, in order to be able to provide answers to
this problem, which is quite important.
Bertrand Foffe is a 37-year-old Cameroonian entrepreneur who lives in the city of Eindhoven in Holland, graduated from Fontys University of Applied Sciences in ICT in 2012. He worked for giants like Philips and
Accenture. Since 2016, he is the founder of Jangolo, which is an agricultural and
agri-food research engine for Africa.
How Jangolo came to Birth
IT consultant in the Netherlands for almost 10 years, Bertrand Foffe decided in 2015 to launch an activity to contribute to the development of Cameroon and one of the problems he decides to tackle is that of
post-harvest losses in agriculture. The reason he is moving towards agriculture is that it is the sector that employs the most people in Cameroon and he wanted to develop a project that would have the most impact on the poor classes in Cameroon. In 2015 he created with his collaborators Rodrigue Kwanga and Paulin Nguekam a poultry farm which was a pilot farm which served as an experimental point to be able to develop an application for agricultural production management, which allowed them to arrive at a website for marketing the products because another problem encountered by the producers was the marketing of the products.
From that moment a website was launched for the marketing of agricultural products at the time. Gradually they found themselves diversifying not only the sales platform but also the livestock management platform to move from animal production to plant production. After the sales platform was created a BtoB platform which is Farmer.cm which should therefore allow farmers to market their products to other companies which are in production; then were integrated the agro-industrialists who could possibly get their supplies from the
producers on the platform and all this for nearly two years to finally decide in January 2020 to make a single platform a single platform which unifies all the different platforms and solutions previously created. So they created Jangolo.cm which is the agribusiness search engine
Features of the Jangolo AgriBusiness platform
- Jangolo Farmers: Tool for managing and monitoring productions for animal and plant
- Jangolo Market Prices: Provision of prices and strategic information for food products
in the markets.
- Jangolo Shopper: Order and Supply Tracking Solution for Food Online Businesses
- Jangolo Agro: Production and sales monitoring solution for food micro industries.
- Jangolo Search: search platform for local products. Information on producers and
points of sale https://www.jangolo.cm/
- Jangolo shopping list: Putting in the palm of the consumer’s hand, the tools that allow
them to consume locally efficiently
- Jangolo Advert: Marketplace for all local food products. Ideal circuit for the
publication of announcements of local producers. https://www.jangolo.cm/adverts
- Jangolo Ambassadors: Vast network of independent sales representatives in support of
sales to producers. https://www.jangolo.cm/ambassador
- Jangolo Cook: Great for planning weekly and monthly meals
Beyond allowing the farmer to produce more efficiently and making him sell better, Jangolo also alleviates the pain of local processors who can now have a supply of materials. raw materials easier, cheaper and more constant thanks to their network of +10 000 farmers. They promote local food consumption by promoting local food processors and bringing transparency to end users. Basically reducing the post harvest losses of local producers by relying on digital technologies.