Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming ‘fired up’ after 500 Startups participation

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming 'fired up' after 500 Startups participation
Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming 'fired up' after 500 Startups participation

 

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming says it is “fired up” after taking part in the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups accelerator programme and accessing US$150,000 funding, and is now striving to build the biggest agriculture-focused micro-lending platform in Africa.

 

EZ Farming is an agricultural crowdfunding startup that allows users to lend to smallholder farmers to help them increase productivity and revenues, and earn returns in the process.

 

It was launched based on founder Dr Adewale Oparinde’s experience working as a research fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) under the HarvestPlus project, where he had to interact with smallholder and commercial farmers across different continents.

 

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