Problem: According to the WorldBank, around 50 million hectares of land in Nigeria is underutilized. Farmcrowdy responds to the increased need for food production to keep up with the needs of a growing population in Nigeria.
Solution: Farmcrowdy is a free platform which links farm sponsors and farmers. It is a one-stop-shop that allows users to be alerted via notifications once a farm is open for sponsorship, allowing users to generate a profit while sponsoring a rural farmer.
Goals and objectives: To increase food production in Nigeria while promoting youth participation in the agriculture sector.
Implementation: Farmcrowdy was founded in 2016 by Onyeka Akumah as Nigeria’s first-ever digital agricultural platform linking farm sponsors with farmers to increase food production. Users could identify a farm of choice and sponsor as many units as they can afford. Followers also have the option to follow a farm that interests them, without paying for it. Farmcrowdy allows you to acquire relevant knowledge through updates, blog posts, and other agriculture-related information.
The company plans to continue expanding their reach in order to continue to empower local farmers, positively impact their lives and their families while boosting food production and sustainability in Nigeria.
Achievements: Since launching in 2016, Farmcrowdy has empowered over 25,000 small-scale farmers across Nigeria and it has been able to utilize over 16,000 acres of farmland, reached over 80,000 in farm sponsorships, reared over 2.8 million chickens and has over 50,000 farm followers. It has won numerous awards in recognition of the impact of this innovation.
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