Ghana’s Complete Farmer recently launched a web platform that is making farming accessible to anyone. The platform enables users are to sponsor farms in exchange for guaranteed returns on investment after harvest. Generally, users earn money from owning farms without having to do any of the hard work that farming entails.
In essence, expert farm managers do the actual farm work together with skilled labor from the communities where Complete Farmer operates. This is while farm sponsors monitor farm progress on their mobile or web devices from wherever they are. When harvest time comes, Complete Farmer will sell the produce to its purchasers, exporters and agro-processors. These are sold at a profit to ensure the farm sponsors get returns. .
Andrew Quartey, Complete Farmer’s Chief Technology Officer said that the platform is the firstof its kinds. He also spoke about its main advantage; people from all walks of life can own a farm and enjoy the benefits without lifting a finger. This, he says, is with the general aim to ensure food security in Ghana and create jobs for farmers and the youth. That is in addition to growing Complete Farmer’s clients’ wealth through agriculture.
Since its launch in June, Complete Farmer has made a total of 153 acres of chilli pepper, cassava, and ginger farms available for sponsorship. Moreover, all 53 acres of chilli pepper farms sold out in the first month. Currently, sponsorship opportunities for cassava and ginger farms are still available on the website at ww.completefarmer.com with returns of 22% and 17.5% respectively. Similarly, Pineapple farms are scheduled to be open for sponsorship in a few days. Complete Farmer is expected to make at least 2 more crop farms available for funding before the year runs out.