Food Insecurity: Somaliland partners RiceAfrica


In a significant step towards enhancing agriculture and ensuring food security in Africa, the Republic Government of Somaliland has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with RiceAfrica.

The formal announcement, as conveyed by RiceAfrica in a statement released on Thursday, reveals that this milestone collaboration emerged during a courtesy visit. Ibrahim Maigari Ahmadu, Founder and CEO of RiceAfrica, paid a visit to the Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland, His Excellency Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail, at the Presidential Palace in Hargeisa on Wednesday.

Describing this partnership as a "major milestone achieved towards the adoption of a tech-driven solution to food insecurity in Somaliland and indeed Africa," the statement underscores the pivotal role technology will play in addressing agricultural challenges.

Vice President Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail expressed the government's commitment to supporting investors and creating a conducive environment for businesses in Somaliland. "Somaliland is safe and peaceful for business," he affirmed, highlighting the country's stability as a foundation for economic activities.

Assuring the visiting CEO, Ibrahim Maigari, of the government's support and readiness, Vice President Ismail conveyed the country's dedication to fostering growth in the agricultural sector.

Ibrahim Maigari, in his remarks, extended gratitude to the government and people of Somaliland for their hospitality. 

He presented an overview of RiceAfrika's mission, emphasizing how the organization is leveraging technology to transform smallholder farming communities across Africa.

The visit to Somaliland by RiceAfrika was facilitated by Bilow Capital, a Venture Capital Fund and Venture Studio based in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

 Bilow Capital aims to attract innovative and impact-driven companies to invest in Somaliland, aligning with the strategic objectives of fostering economic development.

RiceAfrika, an award-winning tech-driven agriculture optimization service provider, operates in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Rwanda. With a comprehensive expansion plan for the African continent, the organization utilizes its FarmEASY Operating System to enhance the productivity of smallholder farmers, contributing to improved food sufficiency and security. 

The partnership between the Somaliland Government and RiceAfrika holds promise for advancing agricultural practices through innovative and technology-driven solutions.

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