Students develop e-portal to bring VN agricultural products to the world
A group of RMIT students has designed an electronic portal to bring Vietnamese agricultural products closer to domestic and international buyers.
|Members of the AgriBiz start-up.|
The students from the Faculty of Business and Management, RMIT University Vietnam are Lac Tu Chau, Ha Tuan Nghiep and Le Khac Yen Nhi. They started their business (AgriBiz) a year ago with the desire to help Vietnam’s agricultural industry make a mark in the international market through the transformation and restructuring of the domestic market.
Understanding the difficulties that both buyers and suppliers face in the process of finding agricultural products that meet domestic and international standards, Lac Tu Chau, founder of AgriBiz, was determined to build database for key agricultural products of Vietnam.
“Through our portal, buyers can easily access and check the product’s farming data – the basic information for the raw material purchasing stage before they proceed with the transaction,” says Lac Tu Chau.
Chau believes that AgriBiz benefits Vietnamese farmers because they can reach more customers on a global scale.
Currently, AgriBiz focuses on building a database on mangoes from the Southwest region because "this product has met the global GAP standard and has an input database". The team hopes to expand the product line and to use blockchain to add more power to the portal.
AgriBiz is one of the five winning teams of the recent NINJA Accelerator competition, a start-up support project sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
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