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Meet the guy aiming to make 25,000 youths millionaires in Africa through farming

He is planning on making farming and others aspect of agriculture attractive for farmers and investors.

Bankole Emmanuel is the founder of Agromarket ,a company that sources,packages and delivers fresh farm produce as well as other agric commodities.

In an interview with Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa, Bankole explained that the under-utilisation of the agricultural sector to drive employment and economic growth informed the decision to start his company.

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“One of the things that make me have sleepless nights is the joblessness crisis in Africa. And I have tried to look at the sector that is big enough that can create employment for millions of youths that are unemployed. I feel like the missed economy in Africa is Agriculture,” Bankole said.

“We also want to help as many as 25,000 youths become millionaires in Africa through Agribusiness by 2023. This is my passion as an entrepreneur. The value chain is so large… so we want to help as many as possible in the continent to become financially independent by leveraging on the Agriculture and Technology”

Though still a small business, Bankole is unperturbed and has big dreams for Agromarket

“It is a business which is going to scale very quickly, already we are present in four cities in Nigeria, in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Warri. And a lot of people are even calling us from outside the continent from as far as the United Kingdom because Nigeria is a country that has a lot of agricultural products ranging from sesame seeds to Soya beans.

“You know all these none perishable agricultural products but we have a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables which are perishing on the farms.”

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