In December 2019, BBC Yoruba interviewed our founder, Aisha, alongside some farmers in the Amuludun community in Ikorodu Lagos. While we are still pre-launch, we have been working with different communities to understand the challenges they face and how our solution can solve them. It is great to see value already being created! Watch the short interview here.
Next stop we were off to London for the RAEng residency week for the Africa Prize Award 2020 and the UK-Africa Investment Summit. It is great to see growing ties between the UK and Africa on the #InvestinAfrica agenda. This creates more opportunities for SME enterprises on the African continent.
It is so cool that we were in Nigeria (Lagos & Akwa Ibom) and England (London & Cambridge) in one month! We started off on the EIT Food Hackahton at the Impact Hub in Kings Cross, London. It was a weekend of brainstorming innovative methods of addressing challenges in the food industry using technology. Next stop was a two-week residency at the Cambridge Consultants (CC) headquarters in Cambridge. After months of working with the team remotely to optimize our software development, we worked at CC’s base to further engage with its experts.
With our nomination as the Best Digital Solution (Green Category) by World Summit Awards, we presented at the Mobile and Disruptive Technology 2019 Summit in Lagos.
We were also at the NOAH London 2019 Summit to interact with investors and startups in the European community. Watch Aisha’s pitch here.
We are a an agtech enterprise that develops technology solutions for agriculture. With a team of agronomists, engineers and data scientists, we seek innovative ways of using technology to empower the next generation of farmers in Sub Saharan Africa.
Why are we doing this?
Farmers in Nigeria challenges like poor yield, poor access to market and knowledge gap among others. While our operations are currently in Nigeria, we seek to expand across Sub Saharan Africa given similar farm structures like size and soil type, across the region. To ensure food sustainability, we are helping farmers increase produce yield and reduce pest & disease infestations. Our goal is to increase profits and productivity on the farm.
How are we doing this?
Our farming management platform has features that help farmers decide what to grow. This is based of farm resources and data analytics, for instance; historic crop yields can determine maize as a good candidate! Also with access to market we support secondary services like guaranteed sales which is very important to the farmer! Farmz2U plays a market maker role in ensuring profitable and equitable benefits across the entire value chain.