Tech company, Cellulant to connect aspiring and budding entrepreneurs in the agribusiness to Nigeria’s $50 billion market through its two days summit. The pioneer of agrictech in Nigeria has supplied innovation that powers the livelihoods of more than 17 million farmers since its establishment.
Why it matters: Chairman, Cellulant and former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, said that the firm intends to showcase the revenue potential available in Nigeria’s agribusiness through teachings and panel discussions that feature seasoned agribusiness owners.
The summit, themed “Technology For Transformation: Connecting Everyone to Nigeria’s $50bn Agribusiness Opportunity & Creating Jobs For Africa’s Youth” holds at Oriental Hotel, Lagos on the 18th – 19th December 2019.
Gowon, explained that the event is an end-to-end agribusiness conference as it will be graced by all players in the Agriculture value chain and Payment partners.
He said, “The Cellulant summit will enable entrepreneurs to connect and interface with potential growth partners and Cellulant’s global executive team.
“For over 15-years, Cellulant has deployed tech innovations to advance the business of agriculture in Nigeria. The company has been able to use its solutions to connect various stakeholders who never had the opportunity to interface in the past years.”
Part of the summit features: Incorporation of technology has opened more opportunities hidden in the agric business, but Cellulant plans to unlock other opportunities not yet considered as revenue potential in the agribusiness with the following;
- Experience the potential of technology to transform the Agribusiness.
- How payments can accelerate access to financial services.
- Be trained on the agribusiness value chain from local sourcing, processing and retail distribution.
- Understand the role of technology/blockchain in solving supply and demand between different stakeholders.
- Interoperability across the food and retail marketplaces.
- Learn the impact of the marketplace on job creation within the marketplace and payment platforms.
About Cellulant: The platform provides end-users easy, reliable and secure access to mobile and payment services from their mobile phone and through it’s expansive agent network.
Currently, the ecosystem connects 28 mobile operators, over 31 banks and more than 200 blue-chip companies – for them, it has become the most effective utility to deliver services to the 210 million mobile users covered and 40 million addressable customers.
Cellulant’s technology has been leveraged on to provide solutions for sectors such as Agriculture. In Africa, Under the Growth Enhancement Support Scheme in Nigeria, over 15 million farmers used the Cellulant platform to make equity contributions to more than 2500 agro-dealers and 223 upstream operators. Cellulant is also collaborating with the Liberia Ministry of Agriculture for the Liberia Agriculture Transformation Agenda in conjunction with the African Development Bank (AfDB) with the target of leveraging on e-Wallet technology to serve over 318,000 farmers.