Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), July 2018.
GreenTec is very proud to report that Farmcrowdy has been selected as Digital Business of the Year at the Global African Business Awards (GABA). This is just the latest in a growing list of awards taken home by the Nigerian agritech company.
The Global African Business Awards (GABA) bill themselves as “the world’s premier annual business awards.” Created to celebrate, honor, and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals in Africa and the African diaspora. The event held in Addis Ababa, was attended by business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives, the awards ceremony offers unique opportunities to network, exchange ideas and celebrate with Africa’s top business leaders.
Other nominees of the Digital Business of the Year award included e-commerce platforms – Konga, Jumia, Zando, Dressmeoutlet, Mall for Africa and Dealdey; WeFarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network; Interswitch payment gateway; and Delvv.io, South Africa’s branding and refinement partners.
Onyeka Akumah, Co-founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy said, “we are honoured to have our hard work aimed at impacting on the lives of rural farmers recognised. We are delighted about the great opportunities ahead of us as we continually strive to remain at the forefront of technological innovation in Agriculture across Nigeria and eventually the continent of Africa.”
Recently, the company has expanded its team to 35, and empowered more than 7,000 rural farmers and given thousands of farm sponsors a platform to participate in Agriculture from their computers or mobile phones through their Farmshop and app. The platform supports farmers planting maize, rice, and cassava on over 8,000 Acres of farmland in less than 2 years and had helped raised close to 600,000 chickens, boosting food production in Nigeria.
The GreenTec team are very proud of Onyeka and his team, and look forward to reporting on their further successes.