Development News from Sri Lanka: The first digital agriculture marketplace, the Govipola App, was introduced by Croptronix (Pvt.) Ltd, a company led by a burning ambition to create the next big story in the Sri Lankan agricultural arena. Agriculture is a main industry in the nation, spawning many Agri-related SMEs based on the sector’s development and development.
Govipola is an innovative mobile app that enhances farmers ‘ market connections, price consciousness, supply and demand matching to facilitate market access. The Govipola App enables grassroots groups to take advantage of fin-tech to increase their revenues.
Developed by Fortunaglobal, Govipola is a free mobile app that bridges the gap between farmers and buyers by creating a digital market that enables farmers to connect buyers to sellers and expand the network as more farmers embrace the app.
The App allows the user to post and view advertisements with simplicity and ease of use. The App’s ease of navigation provides easy registration and sign-in, empowering farmers to browse through different articles or even posting their own demands to connect directly to other users of Govipola. Govipola App guarantees reasonable rates for farmers who get only 10 percent of the retail selling price in some cases.
The Govipola App facilitates open market access through direct contacts, ultimately resulting in commodity price stabilization and all agricultural products. The App will further empower agri-communities with Agri Tech data and other logistics to empower their livelihoods in the next stage of the growth of the App.
The Govipola App is also placed as an entrepreneurial instrument for young farmers and can be downloaded from the Android or Apple app store in Tamil and Sinhala languages. Croptronix is an Agritech firm that was established in 2018 by a variety of people who are united in their enthusiasm to assist and enhance the livelihoods of farmers and all stakeholders in the agricultural industry. The company seeks to promote the transmission of localized data and services to make agriculture socially, economically and environmentally viable, while at the same time contributing to the provision of nutritious and economical food by encouraging digital agriculture such as Govipola.
The founders are an enthusiastic farmer, established mango grower and exporter from Dambulla, Suresh Ellawalaw who was already completely conscious of both farmers and exporters ‘ issues. Suresh was instrumental in seeking an avenue to address these concerns, and together Suren Kohombange of Fortunaglobal and Oensys ‘ FaiqFaaiz provided the technical and strategic know-how to create Croptronix.