The online marketplace continue to grow with virtually every business now having an one online presence and now The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) said on Wednesday that it was planning to digitise its operations, to make online trading of the commodity easier.
the association is partnering with Information Technology (IT) experts, to build a mobile App, which would make trading of cashew become very easy from any part of the world.
“ The mobile App is in the pipeline; we are in talks with software experts to build a mobile application which would be called NCAN APP.
“ When the APP is ready, it would list various stakeholders, farmers and what each one has to offer in terms of cashew.
“ It would be a contact and interaction point for everyone in the cashew industry,’’ Ajanaku the new NCAN Chairman said
The president said the association was working hard to have a formidable online presence, where all activities of the body could be showcased.
“ We are also re-working on our online imaging; we are revamping our NCAN website because for a long time, our presence has not been felt.
“ Through our APP and website, farmers, sellers, all stakeholders in the cashew business will be able to interact and transact business.
“ As a local or international buyer, you can be properly guided or informed on where and when, and from which seller you can purchase cashew.
“ You can also know the price and transact genuine business with real members of the association,’’ he said.
Having a good and functional online presence will attract would be investors into the business of cashew.
The App will create an opportunity for cashew exportation to other countries, The technology will open a new market for cashew producers like other Agritech solutions that has already been developed.