Cellulant Nigeria has been engaged by the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation & Livestock in Afghanistan, to commence the process of establishing a market-based input distribution technology.The aim of this collaborative effort, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek gathered, is to bolster Afghanistan’s drive for self-sufficiency in wheat production.Cellulant’s, eWallet technology will help boost Afghanistan’s Agricultural sector in general. Afghanistan will be the first country in Asia to adopt this eWallet System following the footsteps of other countries like; Liberia and Togo.
Speaking on the partnership with the Afghanistan government, Mr. Bolaji Akinboro, the co- founder of Cellulant Corporation, stated that the technology whose origin is Nigeria is the gift of Cellulant to humanity.
‘‘Afghanistan is beautiful to us, we are glad to come all the way from Africa-Nigeria to make life better for the small holder farmer in Afghanistan’’.The Agrikore technology gives small holder farmers access to agricultural inputs of improved varieties/breeds, fertilizer, and agro-chemicals, making it the backbone of increased productivity and profitability of value-added chains.This technology allows the best available seeds and fertilizer get into the hands of hundreds of thousands of small holder farmers to raise crop yields.
Mr. Akinboro appreciated the Government and people of Afghanistan for giving Cellulant the opportunity and the space to participate in making life better for small holder farmers.
He said that ‘‘Cellulant is driven to solve difficult problems on using payment technology. We will work with the Government of Afghanistan to get inputs to 1 million farmers in the next 90-120 days’’.