Current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth between 2015 and 2050. The total demand for food and feed will require a substantial increase of global food production of 70 percent by 2050 according to World Economic Forum.
Female smallholder farmers constitute more than sixty percent of the smallholder population on the continent and they grow more than seventy percent (70%) of basic food in Sub-Saharan Africa. These female farmers are predominantly in charge of the well being of their families in areas including child health, education and nutrition. In Ghana, approximately two million female farmers cultivate between a quarter to one hectare of farmland every planting season and earn less than $300 dollars from their farms annually. The women farmers in Ghana produce less on their farms compared to their male counterparts mainly because of three main constraints: difficulty in accessing arable land, inadequate capital to fund their farm inputs and lack of market access for their produce.We are connecting smallholder female farmers to arable land, capital, market and other agricultural support services through our innovative digital platform. These women who lack access to critical farm resources, access our holistic service offering which makes them more productive in their farming careers all year round. By so doing, we are transforming the perception/role of these women from subsistence farmers into agri-entrepreneurs who pursue farming as a career, that improves their lives and that of their families.
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