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Port Harcourt Tech Expo: How Agrovest won big and their plan to empower farmers in Nigeria



Port Harcourt Tech Expo: How Agrovest won big and their plan to empower farmers in Nigeria

The organizers of the 2024 Port Harcourt Tech Expo edition put a smile on the faces of African technology Platform “Agrovest” after giving them a prize money of five million naira.

Speaking with one of the representatives of Agrovest in an interview she stated they are ready to empower more farmers.

See Excerpts of interview below;

My name is Okabo Victory, I am the digital marketer at Agrovest, I am just super excited that we were able to pull this through because before the presentation we have not been sleeping, it’s been sleepless night so I am so happy we made it. I thank NDDC, I thank Port Harcourt Tech expo for the opportunity to pitch our idea. 

Okay so what was the process like for you, did you see yourself winning it or not? Well I would say yes I believe so much about the idea, most times the idea was solid but the only problem we had is we haven’t thought about it very well. At this point we are still going to add up some things and get to have a very good product, ofcourse the idea was nice but our only fear was like we have other contestants at the pitch, how would their idea be like and obviously every other idea has been a very good one but I am glad also we had the opportunity to win. Most times as a marketer is not always about the idea but how well your able to sell the solution to your people and how well is valueable to the people around you. 

So what are we expecting for Agrovest, By July we should start our workshop for all the farmers in Rivers state, educating them and reassuring them about how important agriculture is, by that July our website should be fully launched and then Agrovest is here to stay, there is no going back. 

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AgroVest is an agricultural technology platform that tend to promote food security, promote eco friendly farming, digitalizing agriculture in other for youths to participate fully in agriculture and create employment.

AgroVest will be connecting buyers directly to farmers and eliminating middle men. They will be starting with Rivers State first, they look forward to improving the food security in Rivers State and also plans to empower farmers.

The 2024 Port Harcourt Tech Expo brought together lots of tech creative from the 24th to 26th of April under one space in the city of Port Harcourt to educate their minds through some big tech giants in the industry. There was inspirational talks, workshops, exhibition, tech pitch, entertainment and more. Some attendees went home with more knowledge, exciting prizes like IPhone, Samsung and more. Most of the people who spoke to us stated that they can’t wait for 2025 edition as this year was super great.
Port Harcourt Tech Expo: How Agrovest won big and their plan to empower farmers in Nigeria
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