Farmcrowdy is Nigeria's first Digital Agriculture Platform focused on connecting farm sponsors with real farmers in order to increase food production while promoting youth participation in Agriculture.
Farmcrowdy achieves this by giving Nigerians the opportunity to participate in Agriculture by selecting the kind of farms they want to sponsor. The sponsor’s funds are used to secure land, engage farmers, plant seeds, ensure the farmers and farm produce, complete the full farming cycle, sell the harvest and then pay the farm sponsor a return on their sponsorship.
While this farm process is ongoing, the farm sponsors are able to keep track of the full-cycle by getting updates in text, pictures and videos.
Co-Founder & CEO of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka Akumah, has announced that in April 2018, the startup is making available over 5,000 units of new maize farms for sponsorship, empowering in the process over 2,000 farmers this planting season by cultivating up to 7,000 acres of maize and rice farms in Kwara and Kaduna states.