15 Things You Need To Know About The New AfDB President

Written by Dana Sanchez
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His e-wallet system cut out the middlemen for Nigerian farmers

The e-wallet system Adesina rolled out in 2012 has generated interest elsewhere in Africa as well as from emerging donor countries such as China, India and Brazil, CNN reported. The system was designed to cut out middlemen and provide seed and fertilizer vouchers directly to farmers, and up-to-date agrimarket information directly to farmers’ mobile phones.

Adesina set a goal of provide mobile phones to 10 million farmers. More than 14 million have been registered into the system to date, according to government data. Adesina said other governments expressed interest in adopting this innovation.

Source: CNN