Nigeria is an untapped potential agricultural powerhouse, with 165 million population projected to grow to 470 million by 2050. Farmers in Nigeria struggle to increase yield, tore produce, get their goods to market on time, and secure a fair price for their produce. This is the problem Agrilet is trying to solve through its platform for micro-funders to invest in farms and food-processing related projects.
Agrilet is giving farmers access to a larger market, machineries, and thus improved farm inputs, and to microfunders, impressive return-on-investment, fulfillment of dreams, and thus an increased alternative source of income. The agricultural platform is targeting the $24.7 billion market in Africa, starting with Nigeria as its point of entry.
Some of its competitive edge over existing market players, include a dedicated personal assistant for investors, farm assistants for farmers, and providing farmers with a truck delivery service and better market price information.
The platform was founded by brothers, Victor Yunusa (CEO) and David Yunusa (C00) on May 2018, and launched March 1, 2019.