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App review: Farmcrowdy

Farmcrowdy is basically agriculture on your mobile phone. The mobile app which was launched only a week ago already has 500 downloads on Google play store for android devices, as at the time of writing this review.

Farmcrowdy provides a farming platform that enables individuals or a group of people become a part of the agricultural revolution. You can now participate in hassle-free farming from your mobile phone and make healthy returns while making a positive impact on the life of a rural farmer.

How the app works

Once you download and sign up either by manually inputting your details or using your Facebook account, the home page gives news feed on Farm crowd and basic information. At the bottom of the page where the dashboard Is, shows your history and gives you the options to:

Sponsor farms: Identify a farm of your choice and sponsor as many units as you can afford by paying the required amount. You get to experience the farms by receiving updates and progress reports, and at the end of the farm cycle duration, you will be paid your initial sponsorship and returns after harvest.

Follow farms: Can’t sponsor a farm yet? The Follow Farm option allows you follow a farm that interests you. You can also experience activities on the farm through farm updates and notifications.

Learn: Knowledge is power, they say. Acquire requisite knowledge through updates, blog posts and other content that could help you get necessary information on the right steps and options available for you in the agriculture space.

Farmcrowdy has covered eight states with over one thousand farmers on its portfolio since its launch last year.

According to Tope Omotolani, Vice President, farm products development, “Farmcrowdy aims to build a vibrant agricultural system funded by agriculture enthusiasts, and is passionate about empowering farmers while strengthening food security in Nigeria.”

So you can keep tabs on Farm activities and calculate your yields even before harvest time. Interestingly, the poultry farm has just launched with farmers in Osun State Nigeria.

Jumoke Akiyode Lawanson

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