Digitalization to transform poultry farming industry in Nigeria and Africa!

You cannot achieve food security without optimizing investment finance, production and market for farmers. And you cannot serve as many farmers as possible without leveraging technology and grow digital in this digital age!

City Digital Consults deploys agricultural technology solutions in Nigeria. Our productwww.docpol.com is the Nigeria’s first digital poultry farming help, marketplace and investment platform designed to collect data from small holder poultry farmers about their farm situation, and then uses the data to offer advice, sell their produce and/or invest in their farm

We are aware of the potential that digital technology, and social mobilization, can bring to the poultry farming sector

In 18months of launchingdocpol.com, we have reached and served 2000+ small holder poultry farmers with expert guide, market and finance using technology

The idea behind docpol.com is economically rational because it brings down by 50%, the traditional cost of getting help in poultry farming finance, production and market. Integrating bots, AI and USSD quick codes into the system with little or no human interactions at the back-end will increase the system efficiency and reduce cost further as many poultry farmers can be served simultaneously by very few experts

The directors of City Digital Consults – founder ofwww.docpol.com Mr Onochie C Obi and Mrs Glory Azinge Ijeh have been invited to participate in the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2019 taking place at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) from September 3 to 6, 2019, that is co-convened by the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the AGRF Partners’ Group. 

Our founder will join other agriculture and technology stakeholders from around the world to discuss the key role of digitalization in transforming African Agriculture as well as discuss investment opportunities in the sector to create jobs, boost productivity, resilience and income.

AGRF is the world’s premier forum for African Agriculture bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to commit to agricultural transformation across Africa. From our daily lives, the digital world is increasingly becoming a reality on our farms and in our food systems. Docpol.com in-line with the AGRF 2019 theme, is leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa.

The AGRF offers an opportunity to significantly advance Africa’s agricultural agenda with several concrete outcomes. In particular, the forum is expected to result in: 

i. A major showcase moment for the agricultural plans, priorities, and progress of Ghana; Announcement of political and policy commitments to agriculture by several other Governments who will also come to showcase their progress and lessons learned;  ii. Progress in unlocking billions of dollars in private investment and finance from the private sector based on previous commitments; iii. New programs and investments from the private sector and development partners in line with the leadership vision of Ghana and other leading countries; and,  iv. Knowledge sharing and learning from compelling evidence across the continent and globe.       

Under the leadership of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President, Republic of Ghana and AGRF, the forum will be held under the theme “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.” Given unprecedented growth and adoption of digital technologies across the continent, Africa has an opportunity to leapfrog the agricultural transformation trajectory of the past and revolutionize life by overcoming isolation, speeding up change, creating jobs of the future and taking success to scale. 

The forum will feature digital technologies and platforms including www.docpol.com transforming agriculture across the continent and globe, and identify and catalyze the enabling policies, programs, and investments needed to further leverage this digital transformation for sustainable African food systems. It is expected to attract more than 2,200 delegates and high-level dignitaries, including current and former Heads of State and Government; Agriculture and Finance Ministers; Central Bank Governors; eminent leaders of global and regional development institutions; top industry captains from the national, regional, and global private sector; financiers; mobile network operators; tech leaders and agri-preneurs; and lead representatives of farmer organizations and key non-governmental implementing partners. 

This year’s forum will pay particular attention to issues, among others: leveraging digital tools comprising of precision agriculture including sensor technology, digital financial services, data-driven agriculture, and ICT-enabled extension. 

City Digital Consults having been selected to participate in this high-powered discussion forum is an exciting validation of our works so far in using technology to solve basic agricultural problems for food security, poverty alleviation and employment. This will go a long way to foster the courage in us to do more by re-doubling our efforts.

We thank our sponsor – Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) for their continued support and guide to attain perfection in our work.

We appreciate The Tony Elumelu Foundation TEF and the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporations NAIC.

We thank our agents across Nigeria, our clients and registered members for their support and feedback

Together we shall attain food sufficiency in Africa through digitalization in agricultural transformation!!

…The docpol team

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