We are excited to let you know that we have crossed another milestone. August 26th, 2019 marked the beginning of our partnership with Oyo State.
The partnership which was unveiled by the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde at an official event held in Ibadan, Oyo state, also had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniya, as well as other dignitaries such as Kenton Dashiell, the Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Delivery, IITA, and Larry Umunna, the Regional Director of Technoserve. Honourable Commissioners of Oyo state were also in attendance of the event.
Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform, has in the last two years, made major strides in states such as Akwa Ibom, Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa, and many other states. Our partnership with Oyo state will see us roll out a program that would impact on the lives of 50,000 farmers in the region, and we are confident that this would boost agricultural production in the state and create a ripple effect across our economy.
Onyeka Akumah, founder of Farmcrowdy, Managing Director, Kenneth Obiajulu, and all the other co-founders of the company were also in attendance.
The Governor Oyo state, expressed his excitement about the partnership with Farmcrowdy. He explained that the partnership was one of the ways to uphold his promise to expand the economy of Oyo State using agribusiness.
“We promised to explore PPP (public-private partnership) models to achieve our aim for agriculture. Yesterday, I welcomed the Agritech company, Farmcrowdy at the launch of a partnership with Oyo State for agribusiness. I believe the partnership will be mutually beneficial to Farmcrowdy and the people of our State.” Governor Makinde said in a tweet, regarding the event. He further assured the people of Oyo state by stating that the $5 million partnership with Farmcrowdy would have a positive impact on their lives as he described the development as an agricultural revolution which would grow.
Speaking at the event, Onyeka Akumah, founder of Farmcrowdy said “We are investing in agribusiness in Oyo State within the next three years and connecting no less than 50,000 small scale farmers in the state with solutions to various bottlenecks mitigating against the growth of their farm businesses.”
Also speaking at the event, Kenneth Obiajulu, Managing Director of Farmcrowdy said,
“Farmcrowdy is excited to launch this strategic agricultural partnership with Oyo State using our model which has enabled us to engage 25,000+ farmers to cultivate 16,000 acres of farmland across 14 states in Nigeria. We have raised 2,500,000+ chickens and cows, and we supply 30% of the beef eaten in 3 major eateries in Lagos (with 25 outlets). We hope to help Oyo State build a thriving economy through agriculture.”
As the first digital agriculture platform in Nigeria to achieve a partnership of this magnitude, we are super excited and grateful to everyone for their support.
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