Ireoluwa Adedugbe Federal U of Tech, Akure, Nigeria
The Cad-Merger team's motto is Alleviation through Innovation with grounded mission to deliver credible and standard services using our educational, IT and business knowledge. The Cad-Merger team unlike other Agro businesses separates itself and gives a clear difference between alleviation and consolation through our service charges. Our services do not involve monetary returns from local agriculturist, We offer grazing fields from our closest farming partner to livestock rearers and provide marketing for our partners without monetary returns. The Cad-Merger team contains six capable hands and minds that works tirelessly to tap into a neglected demographic as this aspect of the agricultural sector has been ignored and left in its primary state, so as to provide food, employment, increase employee efficiency and increase profit.
The Cad-Merger team consists of six technology and entrepreneur enthusiasts that want to bring about tangible alleviation to Africa through Agriculture and SME's and also provide company restructuring services for large firms with the aim of increasing employee efficiency and profit made. Agriculture wise small farms produce about 80% of the total food consumed in Nigeria. (This shows the importance of not just local farming but local agriculture). Nigerian farmers plant crops based on intuition and experience as attained, and reduces not just output but damages soil overtime, research explains why this is a barrier: “The usage of inorganic fertilizers (which was discovered to damage the soil overtime) was promoted by Nigerian government in the 1970s. In 1990, 82 million hectares out of Nigeria's total land area of about 91 million hectares were found to be arable. 42 percent of the cultivable area was farmed. Much of this land was farmed under the bush fallow system (whereby land is left idle for a period of time to allow natural regeneration of soil fertility and this is time wasting). 18 million hectares were classified as permanent pasture, but had the potential to support crops. Most of the 20 million hectares covered by forests and woodlands are believed to have agricultural potential.” From this you can see that local farmers have not gained a completely reliable experience. Further research showed that in terms of employment, agriculture is by far the most important sector of Nigeria's economy, engaging about 70% of the labor force. Agcad delivers services that focuses more on local farming and livestock rearing than existing large scale farming as we want to build these local farming to large scale farming. We have chosen this platform as it solely focuses on aiding innovations aimed at alleviation through Agriculture. The Cad-Merger team has members with humble beginnings and we want to touch lives massively so as to aid alleviation in Africa as done for some of us.