What do we say when doctors, make-up artist, moms and people from all walks of life start farming?
We say farming is officially the new cool.
If you are not in on it yet, you should definitely take five minutes to read this post. And when you are done reading, only two things can happen.
You either join the hundreds of farmers who are already farming from the comfort of their home or office or discard the idea of farming because if we can’t convince you, no one else can.
Farmcrowdy is Nigeria’s 1st digital Agric-tech platform that connects rural indigenous farmers with everyday people who wish to tap into the opportunities that abound in the Agric industry.
Our objective is to empower farmers by connecting indigenous farmers in real time with farm sponsors.
It is no news that the farming community in Nigeria is populated by rural farmers who practice subsistence farming with insufficient resources, yet they make a significant contribution to our GDP and also provide the largest source of rural employment.
On the other end, we have a tremendous number of individuals and groups who are passionate about agriculture and are looking for avenues to explore this unharnessed potential of our economy.
3 Reasons to be involved in Agriculture Today!
- Grow food for Your own children to eat
“A nation that can’t feed itself is dead” – Rufus Olopade, Chairman of Sabina Pad (Vanguard, Sept. 1, 2014)
Most of the food grown in Nigeria is not enough to feed us. Our Soybeans, Cassava, Rice and even Poultry is not enough to feed the growing populace in Nigeria.
This is another big reason to be a part of Agriculture. It doesn’t matter if you are a lawyer, doctor, hair stylist, accountant, agriculture is for you! You can participate in Agriculture and create a future where generations unborn will not lack food.
- Empower farmers
According to agricultural research, one of the reasons why a farmer’s output is low is a lack of financial resources. If farmers are unproductive in their job due to a lack of financial resources, it also becomes evident in their standard of living.
Our vision in Farmcrowdy is to empower farmers together and we do this by providing them with all the farming resources that are needed to perform at optimum level, with your help, which brings us to our next point.
- New stream of income
Agriculture is a very rewarding industry. Apart from the fact that leaning towards a future where we grow our own food, create new jobs, utilize arable farmland and encourage youth participation in farming is very satisfactory, this is also a sector that is financially rewarding.
However, a lot of people are not able to participate in Agriculture because it can be really tedious and this is where Farmcrowdy bridges the gap between the farmer and farm sponsor.
Farmcrowdy has created a one-stop digital community that integrates both farmers and farm sponsors, such that rural farmers can become better equipped, better skilled and generally have access to better resources to produce improved farm yields.
The farm sponsor can decide to sponsor a rice, maize, cassava, poultry, or even a soya bean farm and still get involved in all the farming activities (i.e. full farm cycle from planting to harvest) from the convenience of their laptops, PC, Mobile phones and still enjoy a fantastic financial reward at the end of each farm cycle. Call it hassle-free farming in the 21st Century!