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FarmAgric foundation to empower women and youth with agriculture

September 16, 2019 · 4 min read
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FarmAgric Foundation is Continental FarmAgric Limited’s non-governmental arm whose mission is to empower farmers, inciting unparalleled progress and development in the agricultural sector in Africa. We build the capacity of new and existing farmers with our tailored training sessions, providing opportunities for hands-on internships on our farms and mobilize resources for rural farmers. We also champion advocacy campaigns to get youths actively involved in Agriculture.

Our foundation’s commitment to capacity building and community development creates effective and sustainable solutions to even the most difficult and persistent challenges such as youth unemployment, hunger, and poverty. We mobilize resources to empower farmers through practical and theoretical training sessions and also provide financial grants to farmers. We leverage on our fast-growing online community of over 5000 actively engaged young people to advocate the need for more young people to get involved in agriculture as stakeholders and investors. Finally, we are using technology to improve agriculture by moving agriculture in Africa beyond just farming into processing.

We also prioritize efficiently engaging the next generation of farmers, with special focus on gender mainstreaming because we understand that women are an integral part of the agricultural value chain. Preparing farmers with all the necessary tools to thrive in our evolving society is at the core of our aims and objectives along with the empowerment of local farmers, practical farmer training, encouragement of women and youth participation in agriculture through advocacy and movement of agriculture beyond cultivation and into processing in Africa.

The FarmAgric foundation is an Initiative of Continental FarmAgric Limited {Farmagric}, a technology-driven agricultural company that empowers farmers through the provision of required capital and inputs using funds raised from the investing public. With a mission to efficiently equip the next generation of farmers, we envision a robust agricultural sector in Africa where the economy will be driven by agritech to ensure food security, youth employment and eradicate destitution.

During the course of our work at Continental Farm Agric Limited, we have aligned ourselves with Tech-driven companies such as FINT, a peer-to-peer loan market place to offer our subscribers access to loans for up to 50% of initial investment; KOBOPAY, to grant their users seamless access to invest in our cycles; PIGGYVEST to make their subscribers earn on their savings by investing in our farms with a given discounted rate, there’s room for more partnerships with other tech-enabled firms. We just recently established a partnership with Flour Mills of Nigeria as an off-taker for our Farm Produce.

Aside from the short-term plans like the Maize farm, Cattle farm and so on, FarmAgric has set its sights on long-term Investments which will last for up to 30 years. Hence, the just recently launched project on Cashew Plantation and the oil palm plantation with a processing and retailing arm. We believe this as an opportunity for us to harness that growth in Cashew and oil palm production and explore its opportunities whilst partnering with Investors both local and foreign. We are set to launch our own brand of cashew nuts and oil palm products which will be available in stores and markets Nationwide, we are also launching the sale of Livestock animals and processed meat which will also be available in stores and markets across the country.

Meet the Team:

Olaseinde Osunba is the CEO of Farmagric, He has vast experience in IT, Marketing and Agriculture and is passionate about boosting food production in Africa and loves sharing his knowledge on Agriculture. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School, he has also attended several trainings in Yale School of Management, Kellogg School of Management, among others on business management and start-ups.

Francis Eke-Metoho is the CTO of Farmagric, is a multi-disciplinary professional who is passionate about the Emancipation of Africa with experience cutting across different parts of Africa. He was involved in many brand activations for Airtel, Martell, SABMiller and many other brands. He has been a consultant for ECOWAS, AfDB, World Bank, European Union and the United States Anti-Terrorism Assistance facilitating bilateral trade agreements. He is committed to impacting growth in Africa.

Adebanke Ilori is the Executive secretary of Farmagric and a Director of Farmagric Foundation. She is also the Executive Director of Raising New Voices Initiative, a non-governmental organization working on youth representation in governance. She runs Lawyard.ng, a leading online platform for interactions around the practice of law in Nigeria and She has also championed the right of prison inmates to education in line with the UN Minimum Standard Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners by commencing an initiative with the NYSC in 2017 to provide formal education to prisoners in Abuja, Nigeria. She continues to implement projects aimed at increasing the participation of youths and young women in the political process.

For more information on FarmAgric visit us here

FarmAgric Foundation for Agriculture, visit here

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Tel: +2349086666644

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