A startup studio in Ivory Coast, Janngo, has launched an import-export platform, that aims to accelerate access to regional and international markets for African SMEs.
Jexport, the turnkey import-export solution by Janngo, helps Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) export their products worldwide at the best prices.
The platform does all this while allowing freight forwarders and transporters to increase volumes, reduce costs, and optimise capacity on key corridors.
“Food waste represents more than 40 per cent of the whole production worldwide. The situation is equally dire in Africa where, contrary to the developed countries where the waste occurs downstream of the value chain, we face most challenges upstream in particular in terms of handling, transportation and distribution,” said Fatoumata Bâ, Founder and CEO of Janngo.
“Today, our farmers and local producers severely suffer from prohibitive transport costs which drives them in some cases to resort to sell off their crop at ridiculously low prices or even worse to see them rot on their stems.”
This problem is what Jexport aims to solve by enabling SMEs and other economic players in Ivory Coast to trade globally; finding the best prices regarding their transport needs, improving their operational efficiency, and managing their legal and compliance needs.
Janngo builds, grows and invests in pan-African digital champions with proven business models and inclusive social impact, building digital ecosystems in high growth sectors by providing business support and digital platforms to SMEs.