February 6, 2018

Growsel funds first set of farmers for 2018

By Etop Ekanem

Growsel, a leading AgTech company in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment towards increasing food production and improved employment opportunities in the agriculture sector. It said as parts of the efforts, it will disburse  the initial tranche of loans to first set of farmers in 2018.

The loans which would be repaid after the end of farming season are meant to help small scale farmers upgrade from subsistence to commercial farming.

Speaking on the disbursement, Chief Executive Officer, Growsel, Jerry Oche, said: “Growsel is happy to announce the funding of the first set of farmers for 2018. We are happy to announce the disbursement of first tranche of funds to our farmers after a thorough verification process. For us at Growsel, we are living our dream, which is to reduce hunger and unemployment by supporting smallholder farmers with the provision of funds, training (global best practice) and technological solutions to tackle agricultural challenges facing stakeholders in the sector.

“We appreciate our partners; with their support in 2017 we funded farmers cultivating different crops like sweet potatoes, cassava, tomatoes and rice in different parts of the country. We expect more from them this year and we also expect that more people will join Growsel in creating a better tomorrow for humanity.”