Agritech startup Farmcrowdy has shared that its founder, Onyeka Akumah, received an invite from Chattam House to give a lecture on digitising the agriculture value chain in Africa.
Photos from the event were shared by Akumah who also revealed that his lecture highlighted the economic impact of improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers using Farmcrowdy’s business model as a case study.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs, commonly known as Chattam House is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation whose mission is to analyse and promote the understanding of major international issues and current affairs.
Chattam House has over the years proposed solutions to major problems afflicting governments across the world. Major world leaders like the immediate past Prime minister of the UK, Theresa May; past President of Columbia Juan Manuel Santos; and President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari have, in the past, been invited to Chattam House to share their views on significant developments in international affairs.
Farmcrowdy’s invitation reflects the significant inroads the Agritech startup has made in digitising agriculture in Nigeria.
Recently, Farmcrowdy recorded another major landmark by launching Crowdyvest, a new platform aimed at providing impact-driven opportunities to its sponsors while promoting the SDGs goals in Nigeria.
Farmcrowdy is currently connected to over 25,000 farmers, whom they have given access to funding, technical expertise and market access. The lecture which is not yet available online will highlight the success behind their business model and elaborate on what it will take to have agriculture digitised across Africa.
Digitised agriculture in Africa still has a long way to go. Access to Farmcrowdy’s success story could be significant, as it offers governments a roadmap for maximising the sector in an agriculture-rich continent like Africa.
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