Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s foremost digital agricultural tech company founded by serial entrepreneur, Onyeka Akumah, has been effectively empowering farmers by providing farm input, training, finance and successfully increasing farmers’ income by an average of 80% since 2016 through their digital platform.
Since inception, Farmcrowdy has empowered over 7,000 farmers across 10 states in Nigeria, has a record of over 20,000 farm sponsorships from all over the world, over 64,000 farm followers and has reared over One Million chickens through its poultry farms.
This year, the digital agricultural platform has decided to make good on its promise of enabling everyone to participate in the achievement of global food security by lowering the barrier of entry into the agriculture space. For the first time since inception, the company has launched a Poultry Farm for only 50,000 NGN per farm unit with a Return After Harvest (RAH) of 11% and a 6-month farm cycle. This is a huge slash from the previous price of 96,000 NGN.
Farmcrowdy closed the previous year 2018 with sold-out farm units on all crops and chickens and was the recipient of numerous awards including Digital Business of the Year 2018 by the Global African Business Awards (GABA) in Ethiopia, they were conferred with the National Productivity Order of Merit Award 2018 by His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, awarded with the Best African AgriTech Solutions Awards at the Apps Africa Innovation Awards 2018 in South Africa, AgriTech Company of the Year 2018 at the Meet the Farmers Conference in Dubai, one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing SMEs in Nigeria in 2018 by BusinessDay and AgriTech Company of the Year Award at the Nigeria Technology Awards 2018.
Onyeka Akumah, the Founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy says that Farmcrowdy’s primary mission is to enable everyone participate in the achievement of global food security by encouraging every individual to contribute to the agriculture landscape by becoming a digital farmer.
Regardless of nationality, race, culture or status, you too can now sponsor and empower a rural farmer.
Curious about how to sponsor a farm? The process is easy:
- Visit the online platform www.farmcrowdy.com OR download Farmcrowdy’s mobile app on Google Play Store https://bit.ly/2mZeZiB or the iOS App Store https://apple.co/2M6BsD4
- Register as a farm sponsor
- Select a farm type and any number of farm units you want.
- Sponsor as many farm units as you want.
After sponsorship, you will get video and picture updates on a monthly basis showing you the progress on your farm.
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Cutix Plc forecasts N148 million profit in Q4 2021
Cutix Plc has projected that its revenue will double and profit will increase by 9% to N148 million.
Cutix Plc has projected that in the fourth quarter of its financial year 2021, its revenue will double and profit will increase by 9% to N148 million.
These projections were made by the company in a recent earnings forecast issued by the Management, and signed by the Company’s CEO and CFO.
Key highlights of the earnings forecast for Q4 ended April 30, 2021
- Revenue to increase to N1.66billion, 100% Q-o-Q.
- Cost of Sales to increase to N1.16 billion, 70% Q-o-Q.
- Distribution, Admin & Other expenses to increase to N232.89 million, 14%% Q-o-Q.
- Other Income to remain unchanged at N2.50 million,
- Finance Charges to increase slightly to N47.38 million, 3% Q-o-Q.
- Operating income to increase to N227.83 million, 14% Q-o-Q.
- Taxation is projected at N79.74 million.
- While Profit attributable shareholders is projected at N148.10 million.
The earnings forecast was made on the ground that the Nigerian economy will continue improve, as the country recovers from the impact of COVID-19. In this regard, revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021 will be slightly higher than the revenue projected in the third quarter of 2021.
However, the increase in the cost of sales driven by the input cost will pressure profitability to the tune of N148.10 million, which is 9% higher than the profit after tax made in the corresponding quarter of 2020.
PZ Cussons proposes dividend payout of N397 million to the shareholders
The Board of Directors of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has proposed the payment of N397 million to the shareholders of the company.
The Board of Directors of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has proposed the payment of N397.047 million to the shareholders of the company who currently hold the 3,970,477,045 fully paid ordinary shares of the company.
This disclosure was made public by the company in a notification issued and signed by the Company Secretary, Jacqueline Ezeokwelume, today the 7 January 2021.
She explained further that if the dividend of ten (10) Kobo per share recommended by Directors is approved by members at the Annual 72nd General Meeting, the dividend payments will be made on Monday, 1 February 2021.
What you should know
- The Register of Members and Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from Monday, 11 January 2021 to Friday, 15 January 2021 (both dates inclusive) for the purpose of preparing an up-to-date Register of Members.
- However, only shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members and Transfer Books at the close of business on 19th October 2020 will receive the dividend on Monday, 1 February 2021.
What they are saying
Mr. Gbenga Oyebode, MFR, the Chairman of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, in his address said:
- “Fellow shareholders, the Board of Directors is recommending to the shareholders at this AGM, a dividend pay-out of N397,047,700 representing 10 Kobo per share (2019: 15 Kobo per share). If approved, the dividend will be paid to shareholders on Monday, 1 February 2021 after deducting the appropriate withholding tax.”
Neimeth proposes N123.45 million dividend to be distributed to shareholders
Neimeth has proposed a total final dividend of N123.45 million to be distributed to the shareholders of the company.
The Board of Directors of Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc, has proposed a total final dividend of N123.45 million to be distributed to the shareholders of the company, as final dividend for the period ended 30th September 2020.
This information is contained in a corporate action announcement dated 30th December 2020, issued and signed by the Company Secretary, Mrs Florence Onyenekwe.
According to the announcement, the final dividend which sums up to N123.45 million when approved at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 9th March 2021, will be paid to shareholders of the company who own the 1,250,844,000 ordinary shares of the company. This translates to a Final Dividend payment of 6.5 Kobo per share.
What you should know
- The final dividend of 6.5 Kobo per share will be paid for all the outstanding 1,899,157,107 ordinary shares of the company. This gives a total dividend of N123,445,211.95, to be distributed to the shareholders of the company.
- To enable Neimeth’s Registrars, Meristem Registrars and Probate Services Limited, prepare for the payment of the final dividend, the Register of Shareholders will be closed from 23rd February 2021 to 28th February 2021.
- The dividend will be paid on 12th March 2021, electronically to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as at 12th March 2021, and who have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividend directly into their Bank accounts.
- Shareholders with dividend warrants and share certificates that have remained unclaimed or are yet to be presented for payment or returned for validation are advised to complete the e-dividend registration or contact the Registrar.