The President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Farouk Rabiu Mudi, has said that the Association’s lease and service agreement with Tingo Mobile Limited, is moving steadily forward.
The partnership with Tingo, a significant provider of mobile and fintech solutions in Nigeria, has seen an estimated 11 million AFAN members adopt Tingo Mobile’s smartphone and fintech applications, including the Nwassa platform, as part of their daily operations.
“This update signifies a considerable stride in AFAN’s goal, established on December 14, 2022, to provide its members with access to advanced mobile technology and financial services,” a joint Statement by the AFAN Executive added.
The Statement further revealed that the partnership has resulted in some members making their produce available for processing to Tingo Foods Plc, an affiliate of Tingo Mobile, a development which can best be described as a modest but promising step in AFAN’s partnership with the Tingo Group.
Dr Farouk Rabiu Mudi explains: “We are encouraged by the progress we have seen through our partnership with Tingo Mobile. The use of digital technology among our members is growing, and some of our farmers have started to engage with Tingo Foods Plc. We remain hopeful for more growth and improved utilisation of the products and services offered by Tingo and its group of companies.
“This collaboration underscores AFAN’s dedication to modernising agricultural practices and ensuring its members are given the necessary tools to adapt in a rapidly evolving digital landscape,” he stated.