As part of Cellulant’s effort to create the largest integrated agricultural platform in Africa, we sent our top Agric partners from Nigeria to Kenya in a bid to replicate the successes recorded in the West African Agric marketplace in Eastern Africa.
The seven days trip will see Cellulant’s top Nigeria marketplace partners interact and engage in
meaningful dialogue with Cellulant staff in Kenya as well as discuss the impact of Agrikore in
Nigeria and how the model can be replicated to suit the Kenyan agriculture system.
‘’I believe this trip will open their minds to expand their business, as they not only educate the team
on how their business works in Nigeria but they also get to experience how the Agric ecosystem in
Kenya works’’, says Babangida Shittu Agrikore deputy operations manager.
Our agriculture marketplace popularly known as AgriKore connects everyone in the agriculture
ecosystem and helps them transact with each other in a trusted environment.This trip by the Cellulant Nigeria Agric Aggregators is set to serve three purposes:
1. Feasibility Studies:The aggregators will study the Agric ecosystem in Kenya and share knowledge and best practices for every stage of the business with Cellulant Kenya potential aggregators.
2. Set Up and Operation:
They will guide in the set up of operations for the Cellulant Agric marketplace in Kenya, helping
their Kenya counterparts to familiarise themselves with the business.
3. Exchange of Operating Tools:
The final phase will be the sharing of business tools developed by Cellulant Nigeria with their
counterparts in Kenya as they grow and continue to help smallholder farmers in Kenya.
Abubakar Kabir, one of Cellulant’s aggregators from Nigeria, who is very excited at the prospect of
integrating the Kenyan Agric produce market into Agrikore, said ’’I will open and operate more sites
in Nigeria because Cellulant has opened my eyes to the business opportunities available here’’.
Another aggregator from Nigeria, Abdulkadir Bawa said he believes in the model and have already
started exploring opportunities of opening more sites and bringing onboard more produce to
aggregate ’’this shows Cellulant is on the right path to making Africa an agricultural hub for
The Agrikore Marketplace business is the heart of Cellulant innovation. It brings together
smallholder farmers and buyers helping them to achieve economies of scale by creating a market
for them and providing them with access to finance.
With the expansion of our Agric ecosystem to Kenya and the connections built from the study tour,
we are building a bridge that will connect our Agric partners across the continent and set ourselves
to be the most integrated Agric platform in the continent indeed.
Our Agric partners are excited and thrilled to see themselves contributing not only to the startup of
Agrikore in Kenya through their field experience but also being a part of this big dream of
connecting the continent.