The Team

AgroCenta is made up dedicated and talented people. Our core team is made up of project managers, agric. experts and consultants, regional and district managers and field agents.

Founders
Francis Obirikorang
CEO
Michael K. Ocansey
CTO
Advisors
Dr. Kwasi Adu Obirikorang
Lecturer, College of Renewable Natural Resources and Agriculture (K.N.U.S.T.)
Erick Yong
CEO, GreenTec Capital Partners
Thomas Festerling
CFO & Managing Partner, GreenTec Capital Partners
Peter Grouev
Head of Investment Strategy and Risk Management, GreenTec Capital Partners
Managers
Osman Seidu
Upper East Manager
Agents
AgroCenta Agents

AgroCenta agents are the lifeline of AgroCenta's activities. AgroCenta agents interface directly with smallholder farmers in various communities, districts and regions in the Northern Upper East and Upper West. AgroCenta agents are primarily responsible for:

  • Onboarding smallholder farmers onto the AgroCenta platform. Agents visit communities where smallholder farmers who deal in sorghum, rice, maize, millet and soybean are registered onto the AgroCenta platform to trade. Agents also work with farmer based organizations (FBOs) to carry out trading activities.
  • Facilitating trade deals on behalf of Smallholder farmers. Agents deal with buyers who wish to purchase directly from smallholder farmers. AgroCenta agents are trained in the field of technology, sales and marketing to effectively help smallholder farmers who have little or no knowledge of technology trade easily.
  • Gathering market information and statistical data. Agents are assigned to major trading markets across the country to collate data on market pricing for various commodities. This information is relayed to smallholder farmers via Voice technologies in languages they read and understand.