SHORAWEZE, a Rwandan crowd farming platform
Shoraweze is Rwanda’s crowd farming platform that allows members of the Rwandan diaspora around the world to sponsor a farm.
They have selected the best sponsorship opportunities in agribusiness for farmers and sponsors and use that capital to support small scale farmers.
With the sponsor’s capital and Shoraweze’s expertise, small scale farmers are able to generate higher yields from their farming activities.
The founding team behind SHORAWEZE, says: “Premium crops like chia seeds will guaranty reasonable revenues on a long term basis to local small scale farmers. We are committed to provide training and capacity building to the communities and improve the image of agriculture in general.”
The SHORAWEZE platform connects small scale farmers with investors allowing them to access affordable capital.
According to the founders:” With organic chia seeds, the sponsor makes a pledge of 1800$ per 1 hectare of land so we can farm for him. We sort, clean and sell the produce after harvest. Once it’s sold we give them a % of their initial sponsorship amount plus the upfront they paid at the beginning of the season. A farming cycle of chia is 3 months and the payout is every 4 months, so 2-3 times a year in total depending on the availability of the land. “
The innovative business model involves diaspora communities willing to support agribusiness in Rwanda.
Who is eligible?
SHORAWEZE.COM is open to any farmer looking into scaling up his production and learning new Agri-tech solutions.
Diaspora organizations and Rwandan leaving abroad are invited to enter the program through the organization’s website or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +250 789 976 500.
For more details about the competition, visit https://shoraweze.com/