Our vision, to impact positively on the lives of 50,000 farmers and become one of the top 5 food producers in Africa by 2022 is gathering momentum and has only been made possible so far with the help of our investors, farm sponsors and farm followers.
Recently, members of our management staff, specifically the VP of Operations and Co-Founder, Tope Omotolani and VP of Investment and Corporate Governance, Sola Oyawale went on a UK tour to connect UK-based Nigerians with Farmcrowdy’s vision, and how they can be a part of it.
Before going on this tour, we have continued to receive inquiries from Nigerians in diaspora about how they can sponsor farms. Another famous request and one which informed the decision to go on a UK tour was for us to send representatives to the UK to host an event where they would have an opportunity to ask questions, gain perspective and give us feedback.
We hosted two cluster events and one stakeholder’s dinner event during the tour.
The first event was a cluster event that took place with a small group of people on April 21st at Queen Victoria.
The second event was the Stakeholders dinner event that had over a 100 individuals in attendance and the venue was at Marriott hotel. It was held on April 23rd and targeted exclusively at business owners, food importers, medical professionals, engineering professionals, infotech practitioners, teachers, lawyers, and artisans practicing in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Northwest EU-member countries.
See pictures from the event below:
The third event was a cluster event that held at Pullman on April 28th.
While Nigerians in diaspora or any individual who sponsors a farm through our platform can monitor the progress of the farms via our site, we received a lot of positive feedback about how easier it is with our farm app.
Our farm app, which has been #1 trending in the Food & Drinks category in the Google play store remains the easiest way for farm sponsors to monitor their farm progress, via text, images, and videos.
By creating a platform for Nigerians in the diaspora to empower rural farmers, not only are we breaking the distance barrier but we are also giving them an opportunity to contribute to Nigeria’s Agric sector, which has a direct impact on food production in Nigeria.
We want to thank Nigerians in the UK for their support all through the tour which happened on different dates and the feedback they have provided us because it helps us grow and improve on all sides.
The fact that Nigerians in diaspora are willing to sponsor farms is a huge boost to our credibility and the work we do.