A digital agric tech firm, Farmcrowdy Group, has launched a subsidiary agro platform called Farmgate Africa, in Lagos, yesterday.
At a briefing in Farmcrowdy’s Lekki office, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Farmcrowdy Group, Onyeka Akuma, disclosed that Farmgate Africa was established as a subsidiary platform to help the mother company, Farmcrowdy, drive the growth of agriculture in the country.
He said: “We are establishing this new aggregate outfit as a subsidiary of Farmcrowdy, to drive the growth of agriculture, not just in Nigeria but on the continent. We have also managed to use the resources we were able to gather from both investors and supporters to drive food production on the continent.
“Our aim for doing this is to do all the things that will make a farmer’s life better in the country. However, this does not in any way affect Farmcrowdy’s operations, rather it will make it better and boost the agric value chain of the country.”
Kenneth Okonkwo, Managing Director of Farmgate Africa, while speaking about the Farmgate model opportunities available and future plans of the new platform, enumerated four areas that Farmgate Africa are harping on as an aggregator to boost agro-economy in Nigeria: farm productivity, access to finance, market access and product losses, which are what Farmgate Africa will be doing to help farmers produce more at less stress.