01. Listing Farmers
Local collection centres(LCC) form the core of our supply chain. They act as a liaison between farmers and the company. Field survey teams from LCC visit farms and record information about the farmers and their farms. The data from these farmers are entered into our cental database. During listing of farmers, we also collect information about their current practices, expected harvest period along with the potential yield.
02. Regular Support
Farmers have to encounter various problems throughout their agricultural cycle. In the absence of proper information about market demand, the produce doesn't get a good market. In order to solve this problem our technical team from LCC and central team are in constant communication with the farmers. They warn them about potential diseases that could affect their current agricultural cycle. We also educate farmers about food safety and teach them ways to produce maximum yields with minimum use of chemicals. We guide them through the whole agricultural cycle ( from planning to harvesting) to help them produce the best quality food.
03. Procurement From Farm
We estimate harvesting time based on prior information about the seeding time.We then communicate with the farmers once the harvest is ready. We are the only firm that offers an on-field purchase service. We weigh the fresh produce at the farm itself. We then issue invoices and disburse cash on the spot. Farmers get highly motivated when the fresh produce gets a proper market ahead of schedule in addition to a justified market price.
04. Transport to collection center
The fresh produce from the farm is transferred to the local collection centre(LCC) maintaining a cold chain(depending on the nature of the produce). It is essential to take care of packing mechanisms before transportation to ensure food safety. The LCC hosts a small storage space where the food items can be arranged, organised and repacked before dispatching. As soon as a vehicle leaves the LCC the central warehouse team is notified about the time and amount of produce being dispatched.
05. Warehouse & fulfillment
The fresh produce is received at the central warehouse. It is then unloaded and verified before storage. It is important that highly perishable produce be kept at perfect storage temperature to ensure food safety and durability. Our large storage unit has the capacity of storing more than 50 tons of food at a time. The stored produce is now ready to be dispatched to the customers.
The produce is graded based on its size and quality. It is then packed in boxes and is ready for dispatch. Because of a lack of industrial farming concept in Nepal, our produce is not uniform in size and quality. Therefore, we put the produce on the conveyer belt to maintain uniformity. After the produce has been graded it is sent for packaging.
07. Packaging & labelling
The graded produce is packed in multiple batches of one, two and five kilograms and is kept in warehouse racks for dispatch according to demand. Labelling is one of the most important steps to ensure food traceability. QR code of the produce is printed on the label and the label is attached to the box. The QR code is scanned at the time of dispatch and finally the produce is dispatched to the customer.
08. Delivery to Clients
We have more than 800 active vendors out of which more than 200 place regular orders. We ensure the delivery of the produce early in the morning so that B2B vendors can start serving the early morning customers. Our retail outlets get delivery from our central warehouse based on the demand of the outlets. We offer retail service through five outlets in Kathmandu valley.