•As CEO states why agricultural sector must be prioritized
By Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
FarmKonnect, an Agribusiness company has unveiled technological innovations that will guarantee more agricultural outputs to surmount present emerging agricultural challenges in the country.
FarmKonnect is an Agribusiness company that seeks to enhance farming conditions and outputs of farmers by providing innovative services with a view to facilitating better operational conditions, equipment, as well as an effective distribution of farm produce, thereby improving food security and nutrition.
Speaking on Wednesday at the end of the year review/FarmKonnect CEOs dinner in Ibadan, the state capital, the Founder of FarmKonnect, Azeez Oluwole Saheed, stressed the need for states to take the Agricultural sector serious.
Saheed who doubles as the Chief Marketing Officer of the company said that every states or nation that take the agricultural sector and its commercial serious will succeed.
“Socialisation is a very important thing for people to network, build their business network as well as strength of the business. I know that one of the things that can make that happen is food.
“Food is agricultural business. So why don’t you bring food, agriculture and people together because every states, nations will succeed when they take the agricultural sector serious and of course, take the commercial aspect of it serious. So let’s think of agriculture, commerce and let’s think of something bringing us together.” he said.
Saheed also spoke about smart agriculture and the need to embrace smart agriculture. He added different ways youth can tap into the idea and become successful.
“Smart agriculture is simply using technology. You see, human will always make mistakes and errors. When it comes to Agriculture, you need machines that will take all your instruction, you need censors, you need to use drones, satellite, imagery to monitor your farm to have accurate information of what’s happening on the field and then right in your room, you can have good information of what’s happening on the field and you can take any decision and of course, you can always protect your farm. ”
“When we started, we were just 10 people with brand and everything. But now, currently in the admin office, we have 35 people employed, fully paid. The office is going to be employing fourty people minimum, for data management, we will employ nothing less than 1,000 when we start operations full y. The full capacity is expected to be at the end of 2023.
“Youth can tap into this idea the same way they tap into ATM, mobile phones, computers. Youth needs to open their eyes, learn and seek knowledge, use and execute everything they learnt.”