Technology has over the years helped the growth of many industries by bringing them online, and making it easier for work to be done. But not much have been done for the agricultural industry in Africa, as only a few entrepreneurs have built agric-focused startups.
Arthur Johnson Nwokolo has chosen to be among the few entrepreneurs creating a solution for the agriculture industry. In November 2016, he launched Farmnga, a classified ad online platform for farmers and the food and agriculture industry.
According to the founder, the startup solves the problem of hunger, food insecurity and food price hike by allowing buyers to easily locate farmers and their food product, compare prices before buying from nearby sellers.
The platform also has a web App which enables farmers and agribusiness owners to easily signup on the site, connect with other sellers and buyers, and sell faster for a better Return On investment (ROI).
In the words of the founder, “With Farmnga we have successfully reduced huge stress for the farmers in the process of selling their farm produce and also helping them cut away middlemen that could take days upon weeks, and we know that most farmers are not tech savvy, don’t worry our web app makes it a simple 10-minute process.
For the buyers, we have also made it possible for them to easily locate nearby farmers and agribusiness owners to buy direct fresh foodstuffs at an affordable price”.
Farmnga does look like a great platform that’ll make it easy for farmers and agribusiness owners to get words out about their businesses, but the platform is currently still in beta mode, and we can’t wait to see how it scales and bring farmers online.