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Cultifar launches platform to bridge supply chain gap in cassava production

Cultifar launches platform to bridge supply chain gap in cassava production

Cultifar, an agritech startup in Nigeria, has launched a new platform to bridge the supply chain gap in cassava production in Nigeria.

In a statement, Samuel Arojo and Alabi Damilola, the founders of Cultifar, said they are dedicated to streamlining the supply chain between cassava farmers and industrial processors by bridging the gap between farmers and processors.

“Cultifar has developed a unique platform that connects cassava farmers directly with processors and manufacturers, ensuring a steady and reliable supply of raw materials and the right cash flow to farmers,” the statement said.

It said the initiative is not just about improving efficiency; it’s about fostering a more sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It has been positioned to address one of the most significant challenges in the cassava industry.

“One of the critical features of Cultifar’s platform is the guaranteed market it provides for farmers. It secures buyers in advance and minimises the uncertainty farmers face after harvest. This system ensures that farmers can sell their produce without the usual delays and reduces the financial risks associated with fluctuating market demands,” the statement added.

It said the founders of Cultifar possess a shared passion for agriculture and technology which has inspired them to create a solution that benefits both farmers and industrial players in the cassava industry.

“Their innovative approach and dedication to improving Nigeria’s agricultural landscape are at the heart of Cultifar’s mission.”

Nigeria is the largest global producer of Cassava. However, post-harvest wastage is a significant issue in the country, with a substantial portion of cassava produce spoiling before it can be sold.

“Cultifar tackles this problem head-on by improving logistics and ensuring timely delivery from farms to processing plants,” the company said.