Epaphrate N. Minuifuong, Co-founder/COO at eFarm.cm is amongst the 1000 Africans selected as Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) 2017. Over 93,000 African entrepreneurs applied for the TEEF entrepreneurial contest 2017 from 55 African countries which was characterized by intense competitive ideas from young innovative entrepreneurs with business ideas across Africa.
eFarm.cm is a mobile and web platform powered by GericomGroup Co. Ltd. This innovative platform is solely for the buying and selling of agricultural products in Africa and the world. According to Epaphrate, the raison d’être of this startup is to provide farmers, communities and agricultural dealers in Cameroon and Africa opportunities to market their farm products online and reach consumers around Cameroon, Africa and the World. This will expand the market for agricultural products which have always had limited markets due to adherence to traditional markets such as the physical markets. It will also help to enhance the culture of e-commerce in Africa.
This startup has got great potentials to change the conventional methods used by farmers to market their produce. eFarm.cm promotes agriculture in their efforts as they;
- Sensitize Farmers, Agricultural Dealers and Users
- Train Farmers, Agricultural Dealers and Users on e-commerce
- Help farmers and consumers list, buy and sell farm products over our platform
“Tech adoption rate is so poor in Cameroon and Africa making it so difficult for people to trust online transaction, this is our greatest nightmare with eFarm.cm” – Alangi Derick, developer at eFarm.cm.
eFarm.cm being honored by the Tony Elumelu Foundation is a clear evidence that African entrepreneurs need to start thinking of gearing their innovation towards Agriculture which is the backbone of the African economy.
The founder of eFarm.cm, Gerald NONDIA describes eFarm.cm as the ‘eBay’ for agricultural products in Africa. “We are building the eBay for agricultural products in Africa where farmers will have the opportunity to market their farm products online to a wider customer base and gain more returns”
Afrohustler.com wishes eFarm.cm the best in its pursuit to emerge victoriously. If won, the 12-week intensive training session, mentoring and non-returnable seed capital of $5,000 and access to a $5,000 convertible loan for successful business ideas and entrepreneurs will definitely help this promoter of agriculture propel.