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Virtual Farm: the first digital farm in Africa

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Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came

The whole idea started like a play with my friends. We were in an agro conference early this year, discussing the challenge of feeding the worlds teeming population of about 7 billion people and meeting Africa’s 30 billion dollar food challenge, then, I turned to my friends and said sarcastically we can plant online, and Eureka a novel venture started, called virtual farm.

Your products and services 

Virtual farm is the first online digital farm in Africa where users can buy seed online or with SMS codes, sow it online or with SMS codes, nurture it online or with SMS codes and harvest it online or through SMS codes within a month of planting

Your success factors 

1. We have a strong ICT team
2 Experienced hydroponic farm experts
3 Good managerial board
4 A good marketing agent

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

1. An integrated platform for online planting of seed
2. An integrated technology for monitoring plant progress
3. hydroponic farm system, hence plants are harvested in two weeks or 3weeks after planting.
4. Our model saves up to 55% of direct crop purchase
5. A more inclusive method of planting, hence anyone can plant.
6. Encourage healthy living, as more fresh and organic crops are harvested without the hassle of storage and transportation.
7. A novel concept called SMS planting

Your business model (how do you make money?) 

1 sell of e-seeds
2 premium on fertilizers, nurturing and weeding
3 direct sale of crops to food cafe and families
4 Google Adsense
5 paid advertorial on our site

A few words about your competitors

My competitors majorly use websites to give information about their products or farms, and don’t use it for online farming. Only one competitor uses it for online farming but in his platform you harvest your crops after 7 month, his operation is only in the north of Nigeria, he does not use hydroponic farm system, and his price is too costly, hence detering young people from accessing it. 

Your website 

www.facebook.com/virtualfarmz

http://virtualfarm.accetpoly-edu.org/

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36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. Ubi Joel Snr

    02/01/2017 at 12:01

    wow

  2. Mirabelle Morah

    02/01/2017 at 21:22

    Brilliant idea. Keep working Mr.Ubio.

  3. Ogo

    02/01/2017 at 21:32

    Nice work

  4. goldenfaithakpan

    03/01/2017 at 18:28

    its awesome seeing young persons thinking this way

  5. violet essien

    04/01/2017 at 06:36

    Great one

  6. Grace

    04/01/2017 at 12:01

    Am proud to identify with you guys kudos

  7. Daniel Effiong

    04/01/2017 at 14:50

    Timely innovation

  8. crazyjunior

    04/01/2017 at 15:09

    You are so taking over Africa

  9. Sifonibat

    04/01/2017 at 15:35

    nice one boss

  10. Igbriwi Mero

    04/01/2017 at 18:43

    The future of Agriculture is very bright in Nigeria with such innovation…

  11. elijah omuta

    05/01/2017 at 08:16

    It’s beautiful and inspiring to see this coming out of nigeria, kudos

  12. Ubong Omueye Lawrence

    05/01/2017 at 10:19

    It’s a great innovation.with great team.

  13. mygoodness

    05/01/2017 at 11:01

    nice and great work, how did you come up with such a great idea. i really nice your work brother,
    brother from kenya

  14. queen Jackson

    05/01/2017 at 11:02

    Bro, this is awesome you are killing it, u must win, virtual farm is d best

  15. joseph4580

    05/01/2017 at 12:26

    Wow. This mind blowing. Wish to be part of this

  16. Akpakwere Akpakwere

    05/01/2017 at 13:31

    Awesome idea guys…

  17. Prince Efiok Edet

    05/01/2017 at 14:20

    Agriculture gone digital…. Great Idea Awesome team.

  18. Queen-sylvia Sylvester

    05/01/2017 at 19:20

    Awesome innovation… Bravo!

  19. queendolyn5

    05/01/2017 at 19:36

    This is just too brilliant..fire on bro

  20. dorcas123

    05/01/2017 at 21:02

    ? on.

  21. oparajoseph456

    05/01/2017 at 22:01

    thanks for such a great mind

  22. adama4ril

    06/01/2017 at 11:05

    Rule the world

  23. Matthewjoshua425

    06/01/2017 at 11:21

    this interesting

  24. marriea458

    06/01/2017 at 11:27

    this amazing

  25. obu, o. enang

    06/01/2017 at 21:55

    great achievement in the world of agriculture, keep it up

  26. sixtus

    07/01/2017 at 11:29

    I love this keep it up

  27. Blessyn Bassie

    07/01/2017 at 18:20

    Nice work

  28. Ifreke Asanga

    09/01/2017 at 16:23

    Nice one, its a thumb from me

  29. Trexd

    09/01/2017 at 17:42

    Am proud of you guyz, kuduz

  30. History

    09/01/2017 at 21:54

    In the heart of a troubled nation like Nigeria, comes this, kudos team

  31. Hus

    10/01/2017 at 15:26

    I dey feel u bros

  32. Emmanuel Erhijakpor

    10/01/2017 at 15:53

    Virtual farm is one of its kind, am motivated by this, well done

  33. Emma Okoi

    10/01/2017 at 22:51

    Waoww…
    Good one!!!
    You can make it work.

  34. ekeresco jack

    11/01/2017 at 10:13

    This is creative

  35. Peter Enya

    11/01/2017 at 22:07

    More Grace to accomplish more!
    The Lord is your strength

  36. Lyn

    20/03/2021 at 17:01

    Hello, the landscape is so beautiful. Is it a virtual image or is the picture an actual farm in Nigeria?

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