- Nigeria Set to Host Digital Agriculture Platform
Nigeria is set to host its first digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy.com, where people can participate in agriculture using technology.
By partnering Farmcrowdy to own a minimum farm space, it is possible for Nigerians across the world to commit an agreed sum into starting and completing a farming cycle. In doing so, the farm partner is able to sponsor a farmer in one farming cycle, thereby empowering the farmer, expanding their farm operations, according to the firm.
According to a statement, the Farmcrowdy.com platform allows farm partners to sponsor any farm of their choice including maize, poultry (broiler), cassava and tomato farms. The farm partners then get bi-weekly updates about their farm progress including pictures and videos from the farmers. Also, farm partners can visit their farms if they wish to.
The Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy.com, Onyeka Akumah, who is a co-founder, was quoted in the statement as saying that the company had acquired over 1,000 hectares of farmland in Oyo and Ogun states to launch the initiative.
He said, “With one farmer working on one hectare per season, we will be able 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 order to make use of dams and irrigation facilities in these areas.”