Farminista Africa is in business to reduce world hunger and improve the livelihoods of female smallholder farmers who grow our food by empowering them with what they need most - arable land, capital and market for their produce via a franchise model.
Farminista Africa strives to be a change leader that creates a society where the perception of rural women smallholder farmers is changed from farm labourers working for their basic livelihood into agri-entrepreneurs who pursue farming as a career that improves their lives and that of their dependents.
Farminista Africa LLC is a registered company under the Ghana's company code.
We are offering poor female smallholder farmers in rural communities a revenue-share franchise opportunity comprising of access to arable land, asset-based capital and market for their produce to enable them transition to profitable commercial farming and improve their livelihoods. We generate revenues through our revenue sharing agreement, providing inputs on credit, providing farm support services and off-take margins. Farmers pay for their services through farm produce after harvest at fairtrade pricing.
Current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth between 2015 and 2050. The total demand for food and feed will require a substantial increase of global food production of 70 percent by 2050, involving an additional quantity of nearly 1 billion tonnes of cereals and 200 million tons of meat. Women grow more than seventy percent of food globally and in Sub-saharan Africa they are predominantly in charge of the wellbeing of their families in areas including child health, education and nutrition. In Ghana, these female farmers cultivate between a quarter to one hectare of farmland for every planting season and earn less than $600 dollars from their farms annually. The female farmers produce less on their farms compared to their male counterparts because of three main constraints - access to arable land, capital to fund their farm ventures and lack of market access for their produce.
We imbibe environmental sustainability best practices by minimizing water use and lower the dependence on chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In the future we will like to power up our farms with energy that is produced from a renewable source, such as the sun, wind, moving water or energy crops.