Farmgate Africa, a subsidiary of Farmcrowdy Group has partnered with Livestock 247.com to empower small holder farmers in Nigeria.
Speaking on the partnership, the Co-founder and Managing Director of Farmgate Africa, Kenneth Obiajulu said it was designed to strengthen Farmgate Africa’s plans to grow the market-access for farmers and buyers. He noted that the company’s goal has always been to collaborate with relevant partners in the agribusiness space to deliver value for both smallholder farmers and major processors/buyers.
According to Obiajulu, “with our livestock portfolio, we have received substantial orders from notable key accounts that require bulls which meets with specific criteria. Our vision is a shared one with Livestock 247.com and this sees us developing the marketing together both from a production and marketing point”.
The Managing Director noted that the partnership between Farmgate Africa, Livestock 247.com and the Farmcrowdy Group as a whole would deepen the offerings in the agricultural space in terms of proper organization and profitable deployment of funds to key areas of production and trading.
The Chief Executive Officer of Livestock 247.com, Ibrahim Maigari Ahmadu, said Lagos slaughters over 6000 cows a day, being the largest consuming livestock market in sub-Saharan Africa. He stressed that the company’s target is to produce in excess of 24,000 bulls through 1,200 feedlot clusters in the next one year.
Ahamdu said his company provides a platform for buyers of livestock to purchase fit for slaughter livestock from anywhere and at any time without inconveniences, saying that the platform also gives sellers of livestock a borderless reach and access to market 24/7.
The Group CEO of Farmcrowdy Group, Onyeka Akumah, also expressed delight at the partnership, noting that Farmgate Africa was already creating huge strides in the cattle business with an exclusive partner like Livestock 247.com.