Farmcrowdy wins UNIDO disruptive innovation in agribusiness award
The Farmcrowdy Group has won the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Disruptive Innovation Award in Agribusiness.The achievement, under the framework of the International Award 2019 “Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness,” was received in Rome, Italy. It identifies businesses and ideas that could lead to social, environmental and economic improvements if implemented in developing countries.
It also offers an opportunity at the international level to highlight and promote new solutions for building and sustaining food security and safety requirements in developing countries.
Earlier this month, the Digital Agriculture company was recognised at the “Next Bulls Awards,” organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and BusinessDay, for its market leadership and potential to list on the Stock Exchange in the future.
Group CEO and Founder of Farmcrowdy Group, Onyeka Akumah, said the awards are confirmation of their two years of consistent hard work, and transforming agriculture in Nigeria. “We believe this is only the beginning for Farmcrowdy and we are encouraged to do more. Thank you to all the farmers we’ve worked with, stakeholders and my amazing team.’’
Farmcrowdy Group has achieved major milestones during 2019, from expansion of the Farmcrowdy platform to restructuring as a group, as well as launching a new subsidiary-Farmgate Africa. The company has also gone on to raise equity funding and secured strategic partnerships with major players in the agricultural value chain.