twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

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.


LATEST NEWS IN Agriculture

FAO voices for an end to child labour in agriculture

FAO voices for an end to child labour in…

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is contributing to renewed calls for an end to child labour in agriculture, at the 5th ‘Global Conference on the...

West Africa is all prepped up for desertification COP15

West Africa is all prepped up for desert…

West African representatives from the ministries of planning and finance, environment, and other stakeholders had gathered in Abidjan on 5-6 May 2022 for a capacity-building workshop on addressing land degradation...

FAO and the WFF set up Young Scientists Group

FAO and the WFF set up Young Scientists …

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Forum (WFF) have launched the WFF’s first-ever cohort of the Young Scientists Group

Four agri-tech centres come together to boost innovation in global sustainable farming

Four agri-tech centres come together to …

Four UK agri-tech centres – CHAP, CIEL, Agri-EPI and Agrimetrics – have formed a sustainable farming partnership with world leading agricultural research and training organisation, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)...

Africa must prepare for a global food crisis, says AfDB president

Africa must prepare for a global food cr…

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has said that Africa must prepare for the inevitability of a global food crisis

US and Mozambique governments come together to preserve forests and water

US and Mozambique governments come toget…

On Earth Day 2022, the US Government reaffirmed its support for conservation law enforcement and sustainable forest management in the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), Mozambique’s largest protected area

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Agriculture

EAT-Lancet’s recommendations are at odds with sustainable food production

EAT-Lancet’s recommendations are at odds…

The EAT-Lancet report has recommended changing diets and global food systems

Biocontrol product to combat aflatoxin in Gambia

Biocontrol product to combat aflatoxin i…

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has launched Aflasafe, an all-natural biocontrol product, to combat the dangers posed by afltoxin in Gambia

Zambia maize to ease supply problems?

Zambia maize to ease supply problems?

A recent report has outlined how Zambia is using its robust maize stocks to fill a regional gap

UN-backed investment to help farmers in Togo

UN-backed investment to help farmers in …

UN-EU initiative in Togo produces high returns

Kenyan government launches US$3bn irrigation project

Kenyan government launches US$3bn irriga…

A US$3bn irrigation project has been launched in Kenya’s Coastal region, Galana-Kulalu to increase food security in the country

Unitel joins with UK university to develop future farmers

Unitel joins with UK university to devel…

Angolan mobile phone company Unitel has joined with UK university to develop future farmers

Team Europe, Equity Bank partner to support Kenyan business and agriculture amid COVID-19

Team Europe, Equity Bank partner to supp…

The European Union and the European Investment Bank, working together as Team Europe, are providing US$143mn (KES 15.8 billion) of new support for Equity Bank to enhance financing to Kenyan...

WHO tobacco guidelines concern Kenyan manufacturers

WHO tobacco guidelines concern Kenyan ma…

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has spoken out against the full implementation of the World Health Organisation's tobacco control recommendations in the region

Emerging agriculture technologies to optimise farmers' output

Emerging agriculture technologies to opt…

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has announced to provide new technologies to African farmers, aiming to transform agricultural production

EOSDA to launch first agriculture-focused satellite constellation

EOSDA to launch first agriculture-focuse…

EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA), a satellite imagery analytics provider, has planned to launch seven optical EOS SAT satellites into a low earth orbit (LEO) by the year 2024

Rising temperatures put Africa’s rice production at risk

Rising temperatures put Africa’s rice pr…

A new modelling study published today warns that the dry-season irrigated rice in West Africa’s Sahel region has reached the critical threshold of 37 degrees Celsius – the tipping point....

AfDB extends grant to boost agricultural value chains in Mozambique

AfDB extends grant to boost agricultural…

The African Development Bank (AfDB), with financing from the Italian Technical Cooperation Fund, has provided a US$1.1mn grant to help smaller agro-processing enterprises boost production and quality control

Prev Next