Producer Registration- Agroconnect Caribbean

producer registration

Are you interested in acquiring local and international markets for your agricultural products?

Sign-up today for FREE and become a part of hundreds of producers who are now profiting from preferential markets and competitive prices.

Producers can complete multiple Registration forms that are applicable to them. Before completing our Registration forms, please ensure that you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions outlined HERE.

*We also provide free assistance to farmers, fishermen, beekeepers, and essential oils producers in completing our ‘Registration Form’ via WhatsApp audio call. Send us a message HERE or via WhatsApp at 617-749-5335 so that we can schedule a session with you. 

*Farmers, fishermen, beekeepers, and essential oils producers are expected to regularly update our team regarding expected quantity and reaping/harvesting dates for their existing and new agricultural products, and changes with their contact details.

benefits of registering

*We cannot guarantee that all producers (farmers/fishermen/beekeepers/essential oils producers) will be contacted by buyers. Purchases made by buyers will be based on their individual preferences and demand for agricultural products advertised. Therefore, registered Agroconnect Caribbean producers are advised to secure alternative markets if not contacted by our representatives close to their proposed reaping / harvesting dates.

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competitive prices

Farmers/fishermen/beekeepers/
essential oils producers can negotiate desired prices/ rates for agricultural products with multiple Buyers.

PAYMENT

Farmers/fishermen/beekeepers/
essential oils producers are expected to receive full payment, from Buyers, on the day of delivery, for their agricultural products.

convenience

Farmers/fishermen/beekeepers/
essential oils producers are able to conduct business from the comfort of their production locations.

international & local markets

Farmers/fishermen/beekeepers/
essential oils producers have unfettered access to local and overseas Buyers.

safety

Farmers/fishermen/beekeepers/
essential oils producers can conduct business safely by following our Safety Guidelines.

Client support

Farmers/fishermen/beekeepers/
essential oils producers are provided with free, professional, timely, 24/7 customer service support.

follow these five simple steps

Preparation & delivery Procedures

Step 1

Registered PRODUCERS will be notified of Buyers’ interest in a particular agricultural product(s). In the event that PRODUCERS can fill the demand (poundage or volume, and quality), the Agroconnect Caribbean team will proceed with the order. PRODUCERS will be instructed to indicate pick-up locations (which should not be their home addresses), dates and times, and begin the harvesting and sorting process. Additionally, PRODUCERS are expected to send the Agroconnect Caribbean team pictures of ‘sample(s)’ of the requested products before harvesting is done.

Step 2

PRODUCERS must notify the Agroconnect Caribbean team when harvesting and sorting of desired agricultural products are completed, which must be done during the time period indicated. Additionally, PRODUCERS must accurately weigh, count, or measure agricultural products once properly sorted and be open to doing so again when buyers are present. Both parties are also advised to take photographic proof of weight, count, or measurement of delivered products. Furthermore, PRODUCERS should have their receipt books on-hand to accurately record each transaction between themselves and Buyers and to provide proof of sale between both parties (PRODUCERS should provide Buyers with the original copies of receipts from receipt books).

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Step 3

PRODUCERS will be provided with the names of Buyers, and must on the date of pick-up, ask said Buyers to provide proof of identity, for eg. Voter’s I.D., Driver’s license, or Passport). PRODUCERS are expected to provide Buyers with the agreed-upon poundage or volume, and top-quality agricultural products in keeping with our Sorting and Preparation standards. Buyers will be encouraged to bring their own measuring/weighing devices, along with needed packaging material. Additionally, Buyers are expected to direct full payment, for agricultural products, in keeping with the agreed-upon rates, to PRODUCERS upon receiving agricultural products at the designated delivery locations. Furthermore, PRODUCERS must adhere to stated Safety guidelines while conducting business.

Step 4

No gifts or unauthorized  personal information should be exchanged or disclosed by either party. Individuals found in breach may risk immediate suspension from the platform. Furthermore, PRODUCERS are expected to adhere to the principles of honesty and professionalism when dealing with buyers

Step 5

PRODUCERS are required to confirm delivery with the Agroconnect Caribbean team by completing and submitting our Delivery Confirmation form.

SORTING & GRADING OF PRODUCE

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crop farmers

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harvesting crops

Step One

Ensure that produce is at its peak of readiness and quality where flavor and nutrition are concerned. Avoid bruising or damaging produce as this might decrease storage and eating quality.

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grading & sorting crops

Step Two

Selected produce should be free from internal and external defects, for example, bruising and discoloration. There should be uniformity in size, color, and quality. 

Additionally, produce must be cleaned and there should be an absence of leaves and other foreign materials.

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POST-HARVESTING

Step Three

Complete harvesting and grading must be done one day in advance of pick-up by Buyers (where applicable). During this period, produce should be housed in a cool, dry, and sanitary environment.

livestock & poultry farmers

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handling meat

Step One

Ensure that no foreign object (box or container) comes into contact with any cutting or work surface. Furthermore, all cutting surfaces should be kept dry, and regularly cleaned and sanitized.

Additionally, cutting tools should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and avoid the mixing of different species of meat. 

Always wash and sanitize hands when handling eggs and ensure that they are packed in clean trays.

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storing meat

Step Two

To prevent freezer burn and spoilage, meat should be properly packaged and coolers should be maintained at appropriate temperatures.

In addition, ensure that eggs are stored in trays in a dry area and away from foods with strong odors.

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preparing live animals

Cattle & Goats

Cattle will reach market weight of 1,200 to 1,400 pounds typically at 18 to 22 months. Ensure that your cattle is healthy, which is usually indicated by slick and shiny coats, alertness, normal stool (no diarrhea), and clear and bright eyes.

Ensure that your goats are free from any signs of injuries, and that their coats are shiny and eyes are clear and bright. Some signs of ill health in goats can be thin body, swollen knees, abscesses, rough coat condition or limping.

 

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preparing live animals

Pigs

Pigs should be alert, active and should not have rough hair coats and wrinkled skins. Avoid selling pigs with skin lesions which may be caused by lice, mange, or pig pox. Furthermore, select pigs that are not crippled and coughing and sneezing excessively. 

beeKEEPERS

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handling honey

Step One

Avoid exposing honey to heat which can damage honey irreparably and significantly reduce its medicinal properties.  Furthermore, honey with high water content is prone to spoilage by fermentation.

 

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storing honey

Step Two

Honey must be stored in airtight, clean, food-grade containers to prevent spoilage and coloring. 

fishermen

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handling seafood

Step One

It’s important to handle seafood safely to avoid food-borne illnesses. Fishermen should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before and after handling any raw food. Additionally, they should wash and sanitize cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and countertops with soap and hot water before and after the preparation of raw seafood for buyers.

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storing seafood

Step Two

Seafood should be refrigerated at appropriate temperatures and displayed to buyers on a thick bed of fresh ice. Fishermen should physically separate each raw seafood with dividers. They should ensure that their fish smells fresh and mild, not fishy, sour, or ammonia-like. A fish’s eyes should be clear and shiny. Whole fish should have firm flesh and red gills with no odor. 

Shrimp, scallop, and lobster flesh should be clear with a pearl-like color and little or no odor. *Fish fillets should display no discoloration, darkening, or drying around the edges. Crabs and lobsters are better when sold alive as they spoil rapidly after death.

we want you to be safe

Safety Guidelines

We want you to be safe while conducting business.
But your actions will ultimately help to guarantee your safety.

Avoid visits from unauthorized buyers

PRODUCERS should avoid allowing strangers/ unauthorized Buyers to visit their production locations and homes. This can be done by periodically updating their agricultural product(s) availability with the Agroconnect team. Additionally, PRODUCERS should confirm the names/ identities of Buyers by requesting that they show their I.D.s before conducting business.

Keep your information private

PRODUCERS should avoid disclosing unauthorized personal information to Buyers, for eg. contact numbers,email addresses and home addresses. They should avoid accepting money, or gifts for additional agricultural products, as ALL orders made by Buyers should be done through the platform. PRODUCERS found in breach of the above may risk immediate suspension from the platform.

Following your intuition

Trust your instincts. If you ever feel unsafe while dealing with Buyers/ their representatives, please do not hesitate to make an alert and contact the nearest police station.

COVID-19 pandemic

PRODUCERS or their designated representatives are expected to wear masks/ protective face coverings while conducting business with Buyers.

Being courteous and respectful

PRODUCERS are expected to be fair and respectful in their dealings with Buyers.

Providing feedback

PRODUCERS must complete and submit our Delivery Confirmation form and a brief review form detailing their experience once agricultural products are delivered to Buyers.

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payment procedure

Producers are expected to receive full payment, from Buyers, for their
agricultural products on the day of delivery.

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Same-day payment

Buyers/ their representatives are expected to direct full payment, for agricultural products, in keeping with the agreed-upon rates, to PRODUCERS upon receiving agricultural products at the designated delivery locations. Buyers/their representatives should not be given agricultural products unless full payment for agricultural products is made to PRODUCERS.

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Accurate payment

PRODUCERS are expected to double-check payment given to them by Buyers/ their representatives to ensure that they receive full payment for agricultural products delivered and to safeguard themselves from counterfeit notes and  fraudulent electronic activities. PRODUCERS should not extend credit to, or accept promises of full or part payment at a later date from Buyers/ their representatives. Additionally, PRODUCERS should provide Buyers/ their representatives with their receipts to provide proof of sale between both parties.

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Remain safe

PRODUCERS  should collect payment for agricultural products delivered in a safe, well-lit, and well-trafficked public area while in the company of a trusted companion. In addition, they should always tell a trusted friend or family member who they are meeting and where they are going. If they ever feel unsafe while dealing with Buyers/their representatives, they should not hesitate to make an alert and contact the nearest police station. 

Need Help?

FAQs

If you have a question, our FAQs may have the answer.

Agroconnect Caribbean is a FREE platform for producers and you can sign-up to become one of our registered farmer/fisherman/beekeeper/essential oils producer by selecting and completing one or more of  Registration form(s) that can be found HERE.

You’ll need to upload the following documents:

a. Copy of National Photo I.D. (One of the following: Voter’s I.D., Driver’s License, Passport).
b. Recent photo (Clear, colored image of producer taken within the last 6 months- no obvious filters or emojis).
c. Copy of National Farmer Registration card (if you’re a registered farmer).

Yes, if you require assistance in completing this form, please send us a message on WhatsApp at 617-749-5335 and we’ll schedule a FREE explanation session with you.

Producers are provided with a number of benefits:

  1. They are able to negotiate desired prices/ rates for agricultural products with multiple Buyers.
  2. They have unfettered access to local and overseas Buyers.
  3. They are ensured efficient (same-day) payment for agricultural products.
  4. They are able to conduct business in a safe manner by following our noted Safety Guidelines.
  5. They are provided with free, professional, timely, 24/7 customer service support.

The team at Agroconnect Caribbean will periodically contact producers to track the progress/ readiness of their agricultural product(s). Producers are also encouraged to provide necessary updates by completing our ‘Agricultural Product Update Form‘.

All locally produced farm, livestock, poultry, bee, seafood, and essential oils products will be marketed to prospective Buyers.

View our product catalog HER

Producers (farmers, fishermen, beekeepers, and essential oils producers) are expected to be paid in full, for their agricultural products, by Buyers on the day of delivery.

Learn more about Agroconnect  Caribbean by visiting our About page and following our social media pages [Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Threads, LinkedIn, X, and Youtube].

To gain access to locally produced agricultural products, prospective buyers must first SUBSCRIBE to one of our economical subscription plans (*our subscription plans afford Buyers 30-days FREE, then auto-renews monthly). After which they can log in HERE and gain access to our ‘Buyer Registration’ form HERE and forge connections with local producers.

You’ll need to upload the following documents:

a. Copy of National Photo I.D. (One of the following: Voter’s I.D., Driver’s License, Passport).

b. Recent photo (Clear, colored image of producer taken within the last 6 months- no obvious filters or emojis).

As a registered buyer, you will be afforded the following benefits:

  1. Agricultural buyers/ marketers will gain access to a consistent supply of locally grown agricultural products. Upon registering agricultural buyers are able to, via the team at Agroconnect Caribbean, communicate with producers, negotiate prices, and access over 120 locally produced agricultural products.
  2. Buyers now have the opportunity to access the best prices and get increased value for money spent as they are able to negotiate with a wide array of producers from varying backgrounds. 
  3. The team at Agroconnect Caribbean is dedicated to providing users with free, professional, timely, 24/7 customer service support.

You will have access to all locally produced farm, livestock, poultry, bee, seafood, and essential oils products.

View our product catalog HERE.

If your subscription/ membership has lapsed, the system will prompt you to renew your membership and guide you through the steps.

Yes. Log in to your account and make the necessary changes.

Yes. Log in to your account to make these changes.

Yes, you sign-up to become one of our registered Producers HERE .

Learn more about Agroconnect  Caribbean by visiting our About page and following our social media pages [Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Threads, LinkedIn, X, and Youtube].

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