Onyeka Akumah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy leading a team of 40 innovative Nigerians to establish Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform which has so far impacted the lives of over 7,000 small-scale farmers across 10 states in Nigeria in 22 months.
Farmcrowdy has created and is leading a new category of online platforms to focus on increasing food production, impacting on the lives of small-scale farmers in Nigeria and encouraging 1 million Nigerian youth to participate in agriculture.
His work experience spans leading roles in diverse sectors of the economy, including Travel, E-commerce, Banking and Technology, having worked with brands including Jumia, Konga, Wakanow, GTBank, British Council and Deloitte.
He was named one of Africa’s 30 Innovators 2018 in the recently published Quartz list. He was also presented with an award for being one of the 100 (under 40) Most Influential Young Persons in West Africa. The award was in recognition of his outstanding achievements, entrepreneurial demonstrations and impact as a young Africa.