Farmgate Africa, Agricsquare join Farmcrowdy to expand reach

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Farmcrowdy has announced the merger of its portfolio companies, Farmgate Africa and Agricsquare for a more formidable and unified Farmcrowdy that would have a stronger foothold in the agricultural value chain.The, unification was disclosed at a news conference at the Farmcrowdy head office in Lagos.

Farmcrowdy is Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform and has recently partnered with Livestock247, an online livestock marketplace and Best Foods Livestock and Poultry Ltd, a livestock and seafood processing industry in Nigeria to grow its livestock chain.

According to Onyeka Akumah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy, this process has always been in the plan to attract more talents and expand Farmcrowdy’s reach.

Akumah said that it had become imperative to deal with core crop farming processes, production and trading side of commodities And marketing media for agriculture and provide more options for sponsors on its platform.

He said the Managing Director of Farmgate Africa, Kenneth Obiajulu will oversee the trading aspect of the new entity.

He added that Temitope Omotolani, Chief Operations Officer for Farmcrowdy, would continue to oversee the production side of crop production and feedlot production among others,’’ the founder said.