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Agrorite.com unveils digital platform for smallholder farmers

A digital agricultural commodity trading and logistics platform, Agrorite.com has been introduced to help Nigerian smallholder farmers to sell their farming products to local and international buyers at fair and competitive prices

smallholder farmersOne of the main challenges for African smallholder farmers is selling of products at a competitive price commensurate to their efforts and investments. (Image source: United Nations Development Programme/Flickr)

As reported in Vanguard, Toyosi Ayodele, founder and CEO of Agrorite.com, said, “Agrorite is aligned with SDGs and takes the goal two which is Zero Hunger as its focal point.”

“We encourage as many farmers as possible by helping them with crop yield, financial inclusion, trading and logistics. We empower our farmers and ensure their independence on the determination of pricing and invariably financial freedom,” Ayodele added.

Ayodele further explained that producing crops or breeding animals is not always the biggest challenge for smallholder farmers but the selling of these products at competitive prices commensurate to their efforts and investments, the source noted.

“As a digital agriculture platform, Agrorite is working to solve the biggest challenge confronting farmers in Nigeria and indeed Africa – access to the market.”

Agrorite was created in a bid to further expand its reach by introducing technology in fighting food insecurity. “Farmers in our platform know the amount off-takers are buying the farm produce and they get regular data from their dashboard on prices around the world.”

Agrorite.com is working on having blockchain on its platform to foster transparency and boost the integrity over time.

“In order to ensure that farmers meet the required quality and nutritional standard, we have a resident coordinator who engages them regularly and gives us feedback,” Ayodele concluded.


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