Meet young Ghanaian Alloysius Attah who's connecting farmers with technology
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Meet young Ghanaian Alloysius Attah who's connecting farmers with technology

Young Ghanaians are making remarkable waves worthy of praise and the latest is co-founder of Farmerline, Alloysius Attah, whose company is providing information and technology solutions to farmers in Africa.

Co-founder of Farmerline, Alloysius Attah, has made headlines for all the right reasons and the most notable is the common platform his company provides for farmers in Ghana’s and Africa's unconnected corners.

The company also provides data analytics via its Mergdata platform, while its Paytime, a credit scoring and lending app, uses alternative data sources for farmers with no credit history.

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Alloysius recounts some events that inspired him to start a business to address the challenges of farmers in the country.

“My aunt farmed two acres of land, despite the challenges she faced in accessing information, financial services and markets,” he disclosed.

Farmerline also helps connect businesses and governments with more than 200,000 farmers in nine African countries.

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In 2018, Attah won numerous awards including the SEED Award and the Financial Times/IFC World Bank Group Transformational Business Award for Achievement in Information and Communication Technology.

He currently employs 25 people and plans to reach 1 million active users by 2020.

Before Farmerline, Attah co-founded two other companies, Alloyworld, a web development and photography start-up, iCottage Networks and a mobile and software development company in Ghana.

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