Various businesses are beginning to delve into e-commerce. This makes buying and selling convenient especially in the current COVID-19 crisis. Ordering what you want online and having it delivered to your doorstep helps reduce exposure to the virus, making the lockdown manageable. The concept of e-commerce has been and will continue to be as businesses are reinventing policies based on what the pandemic has taught them.
Recently, fintech firm, Flutterwave announced that it was launching an online store to enable SMEs create an online buying and selling portal for their products in 15 African countries including Nigeria.
Now, Agritech startup, Farmcrowdy, has also joined the list with the launch of its platform for the online purchase of agricultural products. The online platform called, Farmcrowdy Foods, allows people to order for fresh farm produce and obtain it from Farmcrowdy’s network of farmers.
Farmcrowdy is a platform that connects small scale farmers across Nigeria with access to finance sourced from individuals and corporates via its online platform and has so far empowered over 25,000 farmers across 14 states.
In 2019, it launched Farmgate Africa, which gives major processors and international buyers the opportunity to purchase commodities directly from local farming clusters, while earlier this year it entered the meat business with the acquisition of Best Foods (L&P).
Now, it is moving into e-commerce, launching Farmcrowdy Foods.
According to Farmcrowdy, “Our aim is to ensure that consumers obtain their products from hygienic environments and are properly processed in good conditions. All our products are traceable, healthy, and fit for consumption,”
The service can be accessed through Farmcrowdy’s web platform, as well as through its mobile app on android