Sharing Economy for Indonesian Farmers
For many people who are keen on investment, but confused about the big amount of money. Besides that, they feel afraid of fraud. There is Crowde.co which help them for investment with minimum amounting to Rp 10,000 (ten thousand rupiah). By investing that small amount of money, there is chance to help farmers. Crowde is a platform of investment in togetherness for agriculture. Seeing that 41 percent of the whole population, they work in agriculture. But the potential of it has not been maximized. Therefore the result is, that many farmers suffer from poverty 2,1 higher than any other types of job.
“Crowde wish to help farmers by providing some funds for working capitals without any difficulty. The project can be linked with the amount of money which may be needed. Those who are need to invest in agriculture can start without any difficulty. We work with cooperative, community and company who get recommendation for the best farmers. Those who are potential, but need some funds for working capital will be considered,” said Yohanes, CEO of Crowde.co.
Besides agriculture, Crowde also covers fisheries and livestock. Therefore there are more than 30 sectors of investments which people can chose, such as chilly, cucumber, cows, catfish, etc. Crowde imposes on profit sharing, and give solution to farmers and investors. It will not harm farmers, but it will build good sense of belonging to investors.” The scheme of investment will give investors yield till 30 percent every three months.
the monitoring system toward the project is easy too. Crowde will also ease all parties to monitor the status of investment and latest development. This will change people’s mindset about agriculture who is said to be prone to fraud.
The current business model, Crowde has shown good result. It will be expanded too. Crowde needs more workers to get involved in agriculture, while doing good investment too. The dream of Crowde is doing investment in agriculture like the one in capital market. If the dream comes true, Indonesian farmers’ prosperity will automatically increase. Even they can compete with foreign agriculturists.( Setiawan Liu / IM )