“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” that journey for us began this day two years ago. The journey into the world of innovation as providers of agricultural solutions started out as an exciting adventure and 24 months down the line still carries its thrills despite the challenges, ups and downs, difficulties, victories and failures, it has turned out to be a pillar of change in the agricultural sector.
Crop2Cash started out as a team of 3 and in the second year now, has dedicated members of staff, a good number of partners and sponsors and 3 major products (Crop2Cash for Banks, CashCard (c2c.ng/cashcard), SupplyBase (c2c.ng/SupplyBase)) across different states in Nigeria.
Here's what we've been up to in the last 12 months
Growing our farmer base by more than 350% in the past year and we are on track to triple the growth in this quarter.
Launched CashCard a digital wallet for farmers that makes it possible for them to pay, get paid and build a digital financial profile that opens them up to financing
(P.S. we are launching the mobile app for this in a couple of weeks!) (c2c.ng/cashcard)
Winning at Seedstars Lagos and Johannesburg in 2019 and being finalists at Seedstars World in 2020
(https://techcabal.com/2019/11/11/agriculture-startup-crop2cash-wins-seedstars-lagos-2019/ and https://techcabal.com/2019/12/06/winners-announced-at-seedstars-africa-summit/ )
Recognized as a "Top Innovator in Agriculture” in Nigeria by The Israeli Embassy in Nigeria in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria
Participating in the Airbus BIZLAB Africa4Future Accelerator (currently ongoing, https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/stories/Africa-4-Future-2020.html )
The last 24 months have been made possible by the dedication of our team, the commitments from our partners FCMB, CARI, GIZ, and also the responses and engagements of our customers, users, audience and people who have our best interests at heart.
Thank you for 2 years, keep an eye on us on our journey as we make formal financing accessible to farmers in Nigeria.