In 2018, there were nearly 50 millions of smallholder farmers in Africa. These, although providing up to 80% of the continent’s food, are however among the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the world. Despite huge amounts released by public and private sector to support agriculture, efforts keep failing short due to a lack of structure throughout the value chain and a far too often inadequate approach.
This is why we created Seekewa, the 1st crowdfunding platform that helps smallholder farmers in Africa to find all the resources they need to successfully carry out their projects. Seekewa is committed to transforming African small farmers into successful entrepreneurs by raising funds on their behalf and then providing them with tools, inputs, training, assistance and business support. Beyond that, our mission is to improve the livelihoods of people in rural areas with concrete actions in food security, health, financial inclusion, youth employment and gender equity.
Out of nearly 1000 applicants from across the continent, 10 finalists were chosen to pitch at the regional finals in Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape… read more