Because independence is more than a word but a state of freedom to be all we were made to be.
59 YEARS LATER
Hurray! Nigeria is Fifty-Nine. Fifty-Nine years ago, our founding fathers witnessed the lowering of the “Union Jack” for the last time and the hoisting of our National flag. It was an epoch making event that brought tears of joy in their eyes as they remembered what they fought for. As the flag rose, they must have thought, “ as long as this flag flies, we are committed to building a nation where there unity and faith, peace and progress reigns. As we reflect fifty-nine years after, we realize we are not there yet, but it gives us the opportunity to also acknowledge that we have made some progress.
Today, we at efarms are also reflecting on our journey. We started efarms to empower smallholder farmers, a demographic who make up seventy-five percent of people living on under a dollar a day in Nigeria. We believe that as long as that level of income inequality abounds, there will neither be unity and peace nor faith to pursue progress. And efarms is our own way of fixing these frictions; leveraging technology to unlock finance and markets for smallholder farmers. It is in the spirit of these commitments that we want to let you know that we are launching a new product on the efarms platform; marketmaker.
Marketmaker is a new investment product that allows anyone anywhere to invest in different commodities profitably. As an investor, you would be able to identify commodities that interests you to invest and get your returns at specified times. As with the regular investments, your investments are insured. This helps us create guaranteed access to markets for our farmers. Marketmaker will launch within the week and we will surely keep you posted.
In closing, let us say that real independence must include financial independence. Which is why eFarms is building an ecosystem where both investors and farmers can be truly independent.
Happy Independence Celebrations from all of us at eFarms to you our partners in progress.