It is our vision to play an instrumental role in changing the way farmers procure fertiliser in order for them to farm profitably by obtaining the best possible price for inputs while eliminating the risk of buying.
Oté facilitates the procurement of commoditised agricultural inputs.
Oté facilitates the procurement of commoditised agricultural inputs direct from importers via a highly secured online platform. We play an instrumental role in empowering farmers to farm profitably. That is, we obtain the best possible price for inputs and mitigate risk of buying. We use farmers’ planning and combined buying power along with knowledge of favourable buying times. Oté’s model is therefore a game-changer for progressive farmers.
SAVE ON INPUTS & FARM PROFITABLY
With initial focus on supplying straight fertiliser, Oté’s online model will save you a substantial amount of money during the process. What is more, Oté ensures that you know when the price is right to buy, which keeps even more money in your pocket. Yes, you farm more profitably. Take a look at our “Trends Page” for information on world prices to see how you could be saving.
WHY PROCURING INPUTS THE TRADITIONAL WAY IS EXPENSIVE
Inputs such as fertiliser are traditionally obtained from established suppliers. However, obtaining inputs the old-fashioned way is expensive. And, with fertiliser making up 40% to 45% of your input cost, it makes sense that this is where you should be saving to farm more profitably. Most of the established suppliers incur expenses that are inevitably transferred to the client. For example, corporate overheads that includes insurance for purchasing without the assurance of sales. And of course, the high expense of traditional marketing. Plus, blenders spend a substantial amount of money on processing plants and salesforce. Procurement by farmers takes place at traditional buying times that are not necessarily the most favourable in terms of price.