BLOOOM: democratizing the future of farming

Planned project

Blooom is a partnership between two social enterprises, Fairtrasa and eKutir. It provides new digital solutions to connect smallholder farmers to consumers. It provides smallholder farmers with access to information, finance and local and international markets mostly via mobile phone technology. In this public private development partnership, SDC’s supports Blooom to expand the business model and to scale it up in countries where the risks for the private sector to enter are too high, including in new countries in Africa. Blooom will collaborate with Swiss research stakeholders. 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural services & market
Agricultural development
Agricultural co-operatives & farmers’ organisations
01.02.2019 - 31.12.2026
CHF 6'850'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • Foreign private sector North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   6'850'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0
Project phases Phase 99 01.02.2019 - 31.12.2026   (Current phase)