Onyeka Akumah

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Onyeka is the Founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy.

Farmcrowdy is Nigeria's first digital platform that empowers rural farmers by providing them with improved seeds, farm inputs, training on modern farming techniques and provides a market for the sale of their produce.

The company was established in November 2016 and has empowered over 25,000 small scale farmers across 14 states in Nigeria to cultivate 16,000+ acres of farmland, processing 2.5 million chickens and 40 fit-to-slaughter cows daily.

Prior to Farmcrowdy, Onyeka was Chief Commercial Officer at Travelbeta - one of Nigeria's leading online travel agencies. He also worked with Konga as Vice President of Marketing, Jumia as Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Wakanow as Online Marketing Manager, Deloitte as E-Marketing Coordinator for West, East and Central Africa, and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria.

Onyeka was named one of Quartz Africa's 30 Innovators of 2018 and as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2019 by The Africa Report. Onyeka has also won the Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award twice in 2017 and 2018 at the Nigeria Technology Awards.

In 2017, he was appointed to the E-Agric Stakeholders Forum by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria and was recently made one of the youngest members of the Honorary Council of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry in recognition of his innovative way of fusing technology with agriculture while empowering thousands of farmers.

Onyeka graduated from the Sikkim Manipal University, India, where he earned a distinction in his first degree in Applied Information Technology.