There is no doubt that the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy is crude oil. It contributes between 70 to 80% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. This is why the economy was terribly affected when the prices of crude oil crashed and as a result, Nigeria entered into a recession.
Now the economy has rallied back and we are officially out of recession. One of the sectors that contributed to this recovery is the agriculture sector.
The role of agriculture cannot be downplayed in any economy. However, in Nigeria where we import over 80% of what we eat, we are still nowhere when it comes to agriculture. In rural areas, they still use hoe and cutlass when the world has moved on to digital and mechanised farming.
The truth is more efforts need to be made to boost agriculture in Nigeria and one of such startups tapping technology to boost farming is the country is Probityfarms.
Probityfarms is a platform that allows farmers to manage all activities of their farm both crop and livestock; to schedule tasks, track input (fertilizer) usage and get SMS/email reminders of farm task. They can also capture sales, track expenses, calculate loans repayment and generate accounting reports.
Probityfarms, which was co-founded by Olushola Ogunniyi, helps the farmer through the online farmers’ forum and farmers can get real time price list of farm produce across the country.
The startup also provides information to farmers about existing pests, weed and diseases and possible solutions or chemical to apply.
So whether you are farming crops, rearing animals or raising livestock, ProbityFarms will assist you to manage all your farm activities, make sales, send invoices and capture expenses.