London-based Financial Times ran a piece on precision farming last week. Zenvus, our agtech subsidiary, and yours truly were mentioned in the piece. FT had spoken with me few weeks ago as part of a major report sponsored by Rabobank on global agriculture.
Zenvus, a start-up based in Owerri, the capital of the Nigerian state of Imo, collects and analyses vast amounts of soil data across Nigeria, offering tailored advice to farmers on what, when and how to plant. Its digital services allow smallholders to view real-time crop prices, raise capital and crowdfund on their computers and smart devices.
“This will have a tangible effect on poverty in Africa because most households and families are going to see higher incomes,” says Ndubuisi Ekekwe, the company’s founder.
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