Ken Njoroge, co-chief executive officer of a leading pan-African technology company, Cellulant Corporation, has disclosed that Cellulant had researched and invested in two solution, one of which, Agrikore is an online platform that uses Blocchain Technology to curb Agricultural wastage, and the other, Tingg, an easily accessible online payment platform.
The announcement was made in his presentation, ‘Payments Laying Down the Foundation for Connecting Africa’, at an inaugural partners summit, with the theme ‘Technology for Transformation: Connecting Everyone to Nigeria’s $50bn Agribusiness Opportunity and Creating Jobs for Africa’s Youth’, held in Lagos, Nigeria.
The two solutions are currently in operation in 20 African countries, including Nigeria, and involving several strategic partners.
Ken noted that for Agriculture in Nigeria and Africa, to be effective and relevant in providing food security, job creation and economic development, they also needed to develop efficiency in their value chains.
Commenting on the new technologies, Njoroge said,
“If you bring efficiency into the agricultural value-chain, ensure that crops don’t rot on farms, trucks operate regularly, there are no unemployed youth in rural areas, and no factory produces below capacity, if we can connect these dots, we can bring efficiency that can power the transformation of Nigeria and Africa across board.”
The co-founder of the pan-African technology also expressed enthusiasm over a new business model, Cellulant, called ‘farm to plate’, which would be very pivotal in linking major players in the agricultural sector to ensure maximum utility of processes.