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    Ghana’s Complete Farmer Secures $300K Crowdfunding to Provide Inputs Finance for Farmers

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    In a significant milestone for Ghana’s burgeoning agritech sector, Complete Farmer, a leading Ghanaian agritech company, has successfully concluded a substantial $300,000 crowdfunding campaign. The funds will play a crucial role in providing inputs finance for farmers, further cementing the company’s commitment to revolutionizing the agricultural landscape in the region.

    Complete Farmer’s core objective is to transform farming practices in Africa by concentrating on the development of essential technical and physical infrastructure. This approach aims to enhance the efficiency of the agricultural value chain, offering farmers access to global markets, introducing them to new crops, and promoting sustainable farming practices.

    The recent infusion of capital, building on their success in a pre-Series A funding round in September 2023 where they raised $10.4 million, will propel Complete Farmer towards consolidating its efforts in achieving these ambitious goals. The $10.4 million investment included $7 million in equity and $3.4 million in debt financing, with notable contributors such as the Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), Alitheia Capital, in partnership with Goodwell Investments, and others.

    Complete Farmer, founded in 2017 by CEO Desmond Koney, originally a mechanical engineer, has been at the forefront of innovative approaches to agriculture. Koney’s inspiration stemmed from inheriting his father’s farm and discovering widespread challenges throughout the agricultural value chain. This prompted him to digitize and modernize farming practices.

    Initially operating as a contractor, cultivating farms on behalf of clients, the company transitioned to an aggregator and marketplace model in 2018. The platform has since grown rapidly, bringing together over 12,000 farmers across five key regions in Ghana and overseeing the cultivation of over 30,000 acres of land. Notably, it has successfully delivered commodities to global markets while reducing post-harvest losses.

    Complete Farmer’s revenue has witnessed remarkable growth, surging from $2.8 million in 2021 to $5.3 million in 2022, with projections to reach $7.5 million in the current year. As part of its expansion strategy, the company plans to introduce new product lines, including an embedded finance product for direct remittances and a vendor platform for farmers to purchase essential resources.

    The recent $300,000 crowdfunding success by Complete Farmer is anticipated to play a pivotal role in scaling these new products, forging strategic partnerships, expanding domestic operations, and financing infrastructure developments. This includes additional fulfillment centers in Ghana and expansion into new markets, such as Togo.

    Complete Farmer’s journey from a contractor to a dynamic agritech platform showcases the resilience and adaptability necessary for success in Africa’s evolving agricultural landscape. As the company continues to grow, its impact on local farmers and the broader agritech sector is poised to be both transformative and enduring.

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