A mobile application for Farmers, Traders and Transport Aggregators in Kenya.
Kamuyu, Jason Francis
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Agriculture plays an important role in Kenya’s Economy. It plays a huge impact in the country's economy contributing to approximately 25% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Small scale Farmers use Manual systems to market their products as there isn’t an automated system that currently helps them to do so. Transport Aggregators also do not get the exposure they need to get people who would like to receive products. In today’s markets, farmers are lied to by the middle men, exploiting them and demanding high prices and this leads to poverty for most farmers. Advancements in technology are leading the world to greater heights and this has been lagging behind in concern to farming when it comes to Kenya. The aim of this study will be coming up with an automated system that will benefit the farmers as it will help them sell their products across the country at maximum profit. The application also aims to help farmers get access to market information. The system helps Transporters who also do not get the exposure they require in the market and this brings a balance between the farmers and transporters. Traders will also benefit from the system as they will be able to order, request and get their produce delivered straight to their doorstep. An Object-Oriented approach will be used towards development of the system to improve quality of the system. Tools to be used in the project developments include, java programming language, firebase DBMS and Android Studio IDE. The testing to be used once the system is completed will be acceptance testing. This is to make sure all the requirements are met as per business requirements or end user requirements