Ibrahim's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ibrahim-maigari-455427188/
Ibrahim previously co founded and led Livestock247 to become Nigeria's leading online livestock platform, and he is currently the founder and CEO of RiceAfrika an agriculture optimization service that provides everything a smallholder farmer in Tanzania and Nigeria needs to increase yields and profits, which directly correlates to increased food security for smallholder farming households, and decreased poverty. It's hard to summarize everything RiceAfrika is doing in just one sentence, so we deep dive into the why behind providing these services to smallholders, and the how with Ibrahim.
In this episode, we talk about what Ibrahim and RiceAfrika call the 7 touchpoints, 7 inputs and resources that smallholder farmers need access to, so that they can generate the yields on par with those in the western world. These touchpoints are like the root causes at the end of the root cause analysis of why smallholder farmer yield's across africa are so low and almost 40% of the population is living in poverty.
We also talk about scaling solutions, why it's so important to treat quote on quote social impact as a business, not as a charity, and we do a mini dot connecting session of the problem of poverty, agriculture productivity, paired with smallholder farmers and beneficiaries across the supply chain.