Except you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’d probably have heard that oil prices has become so ridiculously low that government is now asking Nigerians to go back to our first love, agriculture. This is where Farmcrowdy comes in.
Farmcrowdy is Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform focused on connecting farm sponsors with real farmers.
Through the platform, Nigerians across the world can pay to own a farm space – start and complete a farming cycle all online.
The whole process is actually very simple. What any aspiring farmer needs to do is to sponsor any farm of their choice: Maize farms, poultry farms, cassava farms and tomato farms.
This way, the farm partner is able to sponsor a farmer in one farming cycle thereby empowering the farmer, expanding their farm operations, and making use of 50 million hectares of arable farmland in Nigeria that is currently under-utilized according to the World Bank.
The farm partners then get bi-weekly updates about their farm progress including pictures and videos from the farmers. Farm partners can also visit their farms if and whenever they want to.
Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder and CEO, Farmcrowdy said:
“Farmcrowdy is a revolutionary platform, one that has the ability to turn Nigeria’s economic fortune for good leveraging on technology to impact on the Agriculture space.
“We have secured over 1,000 hectares of farmland in the South-Western part of Nigeria especially in Oyo and Ogun state as we launch this initiative.
“With one farmer working on one hectare per season, this means that we have provided a platform to engage a minimum of 1,000 farmers with Farmcrowdy. Our goal is to secure 10,000 hectares around the eastern parts of Nigeria and the Lakaji Corridor in other to make use of Dams and Irrigation facilities in this region.”
With over 50 partners locally and internationally who have sponsored over 200 farm units, Farmcrowdy is only just getting started.
What are you waiting? Log on and start farming.
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