August 18, 2017

Firm unveils new farm App to boost yields

By Rosemary Onuoha

As government intensifies energy and resources to diversify the economy and make agriculture its mainstay, two young Nigerian entrepreneurs have developed a state-of-the-art App that will connect farmers, broaden knowledge base of stakeholders in the sector with the ultimate aim of broadening agri-business in the country.

Speaking with journalists in Lagos on the new tool, Olushola Ogunniyi, Co-Founder and CEO of Probityfarms, explained that the new technology is a simple-to-use farm management app to help farmers manage both the day-to-day activities of the farm and even the business side of their operations.

Farmers can use the application throughout the value chain of all farming activities.

According to Ogunniyi, “we understand that there are two sides to running successful farming; the business side and the technical side. However, many farmers today lack the professional and business skills needed to manage these two farm operations successfully.

“With ProbityFarms, our pilot farmers depended on our simple dashboard to solve these important needs. After creating their farm profiles, they can easily capture all activities on the farm, from crop production, livestock production and farm economics.”