In commemoration of its fourth year anniversary, Farmcrowdy, an Agritech company has launched six business focus to serve all individuals across the agriculture value chain, prioritising stakeholder access to better yields, lower costs, and smarter marketing.
The Founder and CEO of the company, Onyeka Akumah, who disclosed this at a briefing to mark the anniversary, said the company would focus on the use of technology to build tools and resources that farmers need to boost food security in the country through the business focus.
While listing the business focus to include Farmcrowdy Structured Finance, Farmcrowdy Insurance, Farmcrowdy Marketing, Farmcrowdy Tech and Data, Farmcrowdy Foods and Farmcrowdy Aggregation, he added that two major platforms —the Farmcrowdy Foods e-Commerce platform and the Farmcrowdy Trader platform (Flagship platform under Farmcrowdy Aggregation) have also been introduced.
According to Akumah, the Farmcrowdy Foods is a one-stop e-commerce platform for fresh food and groceries, created in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic as a solution to the growing food scarcity by providing individuals the opportunities for people to purchase food items that are fresh, healthy, and fit for consumption conveniently from the comfort of their homes.
“Since inception in April 2020, Farmcrowdy foods has been able to successfully complete over 3,000 orders in it’s first 90 days, through the Farmcrowdy Foods mobile app available on the Google and IOS app store and now, Farmcrowdy Foods is set to launch its e-commerce platform where consumers can purchase all their fresh foods and get value for their monies.
“The Farmcrowdy Trader platform is a one-stop-shop created to provide major processors and international buyers the opportunity to purchase commodities directly from farming clusters and aggregators by optimising the market access to African farmers and improving their income and boosting their yields.”
He said the platform creates an atmosphere for greater integration of the value chain through vertical relationships, which improves product flow thereby reducing cost, inconveniences, and improving efficiencies through technology.
“Farmcrowdy Trader has a mobile application that enables easy farmer’s data profiling, advisory services, procurement, agency banking, insurance, and microcredit for small-holder farmers.
“Since inception in November 2016, Farmcrowdy has built a network of over 300,000 farmers in its network, cultivated across 17,000 acres of farmland, reared three million broiler birds and deployed funds for farming projects across Nigeria.”