The agricultural industry has surpassed its traditional association with essential food crops and has evolved into production, processing, promotion, and distribution. Agriculture plays an essential role in all global economies but especially in emerging markets. Small and medium-sized farmer organizations (SMEs) organizations hold the most potential for increasing food productivity and the welfare and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of individual farmers and their families. They also have the greatest need for investments and offer the largest opportunity for business partners such as banks, traders, and investment funds. The need for access to finance for this target group is estimated to be at least $80 billion globally, according to FAO.
At PearlMutual Consulting, we believe that the future of Nigeria lies in developing her agricultural industries. Whether we are raising millions of Naira for the industry or are playing an instrumental role in the growth of farmers and Agric businesses throughout the country, our dedication to affecting change and development within the Agricultural sector shines through. This is why we are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with another organization that is dedicated to the success and growth of agricultural industries globally, SCOPEinsight.
SCOPEinsight is a leading organization that offers a globally applicable, standardized, data-driven system for advancing the level of professionalism – at scale – of farmer organizations in emerging economies. This system applies to every country, every type of organization, and every crop. Since 2010, they have trained over 700 assessors who conducted nearly 5,000 assessments in 40 countries spanning 19 agricultural sectors and reaching more than 11 million farmers. Their clients include global agribusinesses, private sector companies, NGOs, financial institutions as well as multilateral development and food security organizations.
PearlMutual consulting has been appointed as one of the members of SCOPEinsight’s Local Expert Network (LEN). Using key SCOPEinsight’s tools (deployed by certified assessors), and by offering vital assessments to organizations, PearlMutual Consulting will be enabling access to finance for SME farmers and Agri-businesses throughout the country. We expect this laudable initiative to build a bridge between innovative farmers, and the funds they need to transform agriculture for tomorrow.
Learn more about SCOPEinsight and our partnership https://scopeinsight.com/partnership-finance-nigerian-agribusiness/