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Growsel is an agricultural crowdfunding platform. It connects underserved smallholder farmers with lenders across the globe. Since its debut in 2017, Growsel has connected more than 200 smallholder farmers with over 1,300 lenders, profiling and verifying about 1.2 million smallholder farmers available for crowdfunding through its field partners in remote communities, particularly in West Africa. In pursuit of its mission of changing lives, creating opportunities, connecting smallholder farmers with lenders to alleviate poverty, growsel also empowers smallholder farmers through agricultural crowdfunding in developing economies, using local field partners and trustees.

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Ifo, Ogun State Nigeria

How Growsel is empowering smallholder farmers

Share Nigeria is making frantic efforts to ensure that agriculture and allied services play a key role in its quest for economic and revenue diversification. This stems from the humongous negative impact of drop in oil prices on the economy, which includes inflation and unemployment. To support the current diversification drive and mitigate the impact of…

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Vanguard, Nigeria

Growsel Funds First Set of Farmers for 2018

Growsel, a leading AgTech company in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment towards increasing food production and improved employment opportunities in the agriculture sector. It said as parts of the efforts, it will disburse the initial tranche of loans to first set of farmers in 2018.

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The Guardian, Nigeria

Growsel targets more jobs, increased food production with funding for farmers

Growsel, a AgTech company in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to increased food production and improved employment opportunities in the agriculture sector by disbursing the initial tranche of farm loans to its first set of farmers in 2018. The crowd funded loans which would be repaid after sales of the planted crops are meant to help smallholder farmers in the country upgrade from subsistence farming to commercial farming. Speaking on the disbursement, the Chief Executive Officer, Growsel, Jerry Oche in a statement, said “Growsel is happy to announce the funding of the first set of farmers for 2018, “we are happy to announce the disbursement of first tranche of funds to our farmers after a thorough verification process”, he said.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Growsel Visa Financial Inclusion Awards

Disrupt Africa reported in March on the Sub-Saharan African launch of the Everywhere Initiative for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 12 startups eventually selected and Growsel Visa Financial Inclusion Awards

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Geowsel Wins Visa Everywhere Initiative Financial Inclusion Challenge

Growsel has won the 2018 edition of the Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI) Financial Inclusion Challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa. The event, which held on 25th July 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa, had Growsel™ competing with solutions from two other Nigerian startups, as well as a Kenyan startup, at the final stage. According to VEI's official landing page, the initiative is aimed at “cultivating new relationships with the global startup community to create the next big thing in commerce.” Since the programme’s inception in 2015, over 2,000 startups in the fintech industry have participated in the initiative globally. By this feat, Growsel solution becomes one of the top flyers.

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The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria

Growsel receives software donation from Oracle NetSuite

Growsel, the award-winningnonprofit agricultural crowdfunding organization that connects underserved Base of the Pyramid smallholder farmers with lenders across the globe, and winner of the 2018 Visa Everywhere Initiative Award for Financial Inclusion(Sub Saharan Africa edition), has received a software donation from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social enterprises.

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BusinessDay, Lagos, Nigeria

Growsel Partners Union Bank of Nigeria to Provide Agro-credit for smallholder farmers

Growsel, Nigeria’s leading agricultural technology startup has partnered with Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) to provide agro credit for smallholder farmers across the country. According to Growsel, farmers across the country that would want to be beneficiaries of such loans should visit any Union Bank branches across the federation to open special savings accounts for…

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BusinessDay, Lagos, Nigeria

Growsel begins verification of farmers for agro-credit

Growsel, an Agtech start-up organisation that connects under-financed farmers with investors in the country’s agricultural space, has commenced the verification exercise for farmers in Kaduna and Jos. The aim of the verification exercise is to help farmers secure agro credit needed to boost their productivity. Jerry Oche, CEO, Growsel explained that the organisation has been…

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Africa Business Communities , Haarlem - Netherlands

Startup Interview With Jerry Oche

Growsel is a Nigeria based Agritech startup that is working with farmers to simplify activities from farm to folk using ICT. The startup is also involved in peer-to-peer lending and crowdfuding to create opportunities that will empower and support to local farmers. The success of their intervention is now inspiring them to expand across Africa. Jerry Oche the CEO and co- founder of the company talked to Africa Business Communities about working with underfinanced and underserved farmers and the pivotal role of tech in agribusiness.

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IT News Africa, Johannesburg - South Africa.

AgTech startup gets software donation from Oracle NetSuite

Growsel, a nonprofit agricultural crowdfunding organisation that connects underserved Base of the Pyramid smallholder farmers with lenders across the globe, has received a software donation from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social enterprises. With the strength of NetSuite, Growsel will be able to operate more efficiently, freeing up resources to help it focus on its core mission of connecting underserved smallholder farmers with lenders around the world.

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Africa Business Communities , Haarlem - Netherlands

Growsel receives Oracle Netsuite for its agriculture crowdfunding platform

Growsel, the Nigeria tech company that connects underserved base of the pyramid smallholder farmers with lenders across the globe has received software from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social enterprises. With the strength of NetSuite, Growsel will be able to operate more efficiently, freeing up resources to help it focus on its core mission of connecting underserved smallholder farmers with lenders around the world.

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BusinessDay, Lagos, Nigeria

Growsel: Repositioning to support smallholder farmers with finance

To ensure that Nigeria’s expectations from its agricultural sector crystallise and support the current diversification drive of the government, Growsel – a leading agricultural crowdfunding organisation is repositioning to support smallholder farmers with more finance. To do this, the organisation recently registered its Growsel Microfunds Inc as a non-profit in the United States, to lift more smallholder farmers out of poverty across Africa.

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