Who We Are

Farm Republic is a growing Agribusiness start up that seeks to empower farmers through access to markets. The mission is to create a platform where farmers, as well as agricultural enthusiasts get relevant information and support on best agronomic practices, location and price of various agricultural commodities in Nigeria, to improve produce quality and reduce post-harvest losses, while being linked with a ready market. This will also improve the livelihood of our clients by delivering superior value to them and providing innovative solutions for their businesses.

This strategy creates a steady supply of raw produce for processors, reduces if not totally eradicates the challenges of acquiring these produces and enhances convenience for their production processes. The platform does not just present itself as a market place, rather one which aims to bridge the gap between demand and supply, build credibility, and improve businesses. Subsequently, the platform will have limitless number of farmers and processors, both small and large scale. This solution will provide steady market and income flow for the farmers; ensure that processors have numerous options available at their disposal, are able to order as many products as they require, can be assured of getting the best from certified farmers and are certain of steady supply of these raw produce.

The team has well experienced agriculturists who understand the agribusiness; product availability, customer requirements and price regulations. Farm Republic is advocating for an inclusive agricultural transformation by linking small and large-scale farmers to the right market, creating extended food supply and employment opportunities along the value chain.

 

Our Core Values

 Excellence
 Professionalism
 Innovation
 Dedication
 Integrity

The Goal

To improve food security in Nigeria with the use of sustainable market solutions.

Our Vision

To have every farmer in Nigeria use market solutions created by Farm Republic.

Our Mission

To create sustainable market solutions for farmers in Nigeria.

Meet The Team

Oyindamola Asaaju

FOUNDER/CEO

With 4 years of progressive experience in the Agribusiness industry, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Home Science and Management from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and also a Masters in Business Administration. She worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Youth in Agribusiness office as Sales & Marketing Personnel and Project coordinator from 2015 till 2017.

Damilola Aladesuru

Damilola Aladesuru

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ASSOCIATE

Graduate of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. She is a digital marketer with over 4 years experience in content creation and blogging. With strong interest in agriculture, she has served as a part-time farm manager as well as marketer and she is enthusiastic about using the internet for agricultural marketing.

Bukunmi Osota

CO-FOUNDER/COO 

Graduate of Mass Communication from Covenant University, Ota. He also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Salford in Marketing. Bukunmi Osota has over three years’ experience in sales, marketing, and branding. He worked with Multi-choice Nigeria as a marketing strategist helping Multichoice Nigeria franchises penetrate into new markets successfully.

Nzan Patrick Ekok

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Graduate of Fisheries and Aquaculture from the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Nzan has quality knowledge of Nigerian agricultural systems and has served as farm manager in several farms across the country. He is a goal driven individual, an Idealist who is passionate about project management, solving agricultural challenges and he has strong interest in Aquaculture, agribusiness and agricultural technology.

Opeyemi Layi-Adigun

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Graduate of Water Resources and Agro meteorology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She has 2 years work experience in quality assurance and water treatment at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and another two years in marketing and customer care experience at the OrangeApple Technologies Limited. She is currently enrolled at the University of Lagos for a Masters degree in Hydrology.

Adesina Adetola Omobolanle

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Graduate of Entrepreneurial Studies from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State. She is skilled at customer relations as well as creating and developing entrepreneurship opportunities. She has worked in the area of customer service at different organizations where she ensured satisfactory delivery of services to customers. She is resourceful and is committed towards customer satisfaction.

Advisors

Bunmi Ajilore

A foresight practitioner and a development expert whose professional and multicultural experience across countries and regions has imbued with strategic insight and depth in the social sides of innovations and development - especially in agricultural development. Bunmi has varied work experience with international organisations such as GFAR, CTA, CIAT (and the CGIAR Climate Research Program, CCAFS), YPARD, GLF Youth Program, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Foundation and others. During this time, he has worked and lived in 4 countries, in 3 continents of the world, and has managed programmes/activities in several countries across regions. Presently, 'Bunmi is the Foresight Lead at the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Secretariat - based at FAO in Rome - with focus on agricultural development foresight, future literacy and future studies, collective actions and empowering development, local and rural stakeholders to determine their own futures. In all, he has worked as a foresight expert - especially in areas of grassroots foresight, development programmes/research associate, science communications and content consultant, in agriculture and rural development futures, agricultural climate adaptation, and in ICT and youth in agriculture programmes and projects - including a few other areas.

Dr. Dipo Awojide

Currently, he is a Lecturer in Strategy at Nottingham Business School. He has expertise in Strategic Management, International Business, Personal and Professional Development, and Leadership and Employability. He obtained A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja, a Masters Degree in International Business with Distinction from Coventry University and a PhD in Strategic Management from Loughborough University, both in the United Kingdom. He has worked in the Banking and Financial Services Sector and as a Researcher in the Human Resources Department at Brush Turbogenerators, UK. Dipo takes a genuine interest in the development of young people, teams and organizations. He has mentored well over 500 young people from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Russia, India, China, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and other countries. He has also delivered trainings to companies to optimise their performance. He is a Member of the Africa Academy of Management, an Associate Member of the Chattered Management Institute (UK), and a Member of the British Academy of Management.

Olatomide Asher

A faculty member & facilitator on strategy in Orange Academy, Nigeria’s foremost branding school and a mentor with Venture Capital 4 Africa [VC4A]. Body of accomplishments comprise work for notable marketing firms, including one of Nigeria and West Africa’s largest and most awarded creative agencies, and member of the Publicis Groupe. First-hand experience working on category-leading national and multi-national brands, and also co-authored an academic paper on "brands and CSR in challenging times" for a UK university. He is a marketing technology enthusiast, combining experience in both traditional and digital sides of the marketing practice, with well versed experience in building brands for competitive leadership across markets at both local and global levels. His years of practice have provided him with top level strategic marketing management experience, the capability to lead and design cross-continent and cultural strategy, and an invaluable exposure to key sectors such as oil & gas, telecoms, retail & investment banking, Fintech, humanitarian services, FMCG, and enterprise/consumer technology.

Our Achievements





Top 10 finalist for the FCMB/WennovationHub Incubation Programme 2018





Champion, Twitter Communicator 2018 in the theme of Promoting Agricultural Transformation in Africa by #AgTwitterCup2018





CEO nomination by Agrostrides for 30under30 of Agricultural innovators in Africa 2018