Marketing - Brokerage
Kilimo Markets Ltd Market Brokerage Service is a registered private company in Tanzania and is licensed as a Warehouse Operator to manage grain as collateral as well as broker contracts with small-hold farmers. As one of its services, KMB operates in the Tanzania Warehouse Receipt System in partnership with a leading national bank in Tanzania as financier capitalizing the value chains and Farmer Marketing Associations as depositors of grain. The outcome is access to affordable finance and efficient warehousing for small-hold farmers during the marketing season with market brokerage services. This market brokerage service complements the other Kilimo Markets agribusiness services to promise enhanced grain productivity and use of quality inputs within value chains.
Kilimo Markets Ltd provides access to market solutions to small hold farmers working in partnership with Farmer Marketing Associations with tailored-made finance solutions in partnership with leading financial institutions in Tanzania. Small‐hold farmers lack a conducive marketing system capable of meeting their primary needs in marketing such as access to microfinance, transparency, use of weight scales, marketing information, efficient warehouse storage, reliability, market brokering services, security and crop protection. Through Kilimo Markets, small hold farmers access to affordable finance and efficient warehousing during harvest and marketing season to enhance the return on investment for their crops. To improve small‐hold farmers’ profits in lucrative well-established value chains through efficient logistics, warehouse operation, and market brokerage services based on principles of integrity and transparency.
Kilimo Market Brokerage Services:
Facilitate ownership and management of community
marketing systems through Village Savings & Lending Groups (VSLGs) and apex Farmer Marketing Associations
Market Research and Assessments for business opportunity identification and bank financing.
Collateral Manager of grain for FMAs & banks based on principles of an Integrity Marketing System.
Efficient Warehouse Operation, logistics and traceability in the Tanzania Warehouse Receipt System (TWRS)
Transparency and market price information Reliability, Quality, and Timeliness
Accuracy and use of standard weights and measures Farmer‐owned commodity marketing system
Reliable Crop storage systems Farmer Database Management System
Cost‐effective marketing service for small‐hold farmers. Insurance and Security
Problem Kilimo Markets Brokerage Addresses:
Small‐hold farmers lack a conducive marketing system capable of meeting their primary needs in marketing such as access to microfinance, transparency, use of weight scales, marketing information, efficient warehouse storage, reliability, market brokering services, security and crop protection.
Kilimo Markets Brokerage Advantages:
- Organised farmer marketing groups representing small‐hold farmers are facilitated to own and control their own bulk marketing of commodities with management and leadership structures.
- A large financier, in this case the leading national bank, is facilitated to access small farmers in villages as clients and farmers benefit from financial services of a magnitude that can meet their credit needs,
- A transparent marketing system for small farmers based on principles of integrity (transparency, accuracy, efficiency, reliability).