Agrikaab (formerly Ari.farm) is an agrifood tech company that enables anyone to invest in African agriculture from their smartphone. We are currently building farms in Somalia and Kenya where we are letting our global community to invest in livestock and greenhouse farms. We buy the animals for the users, plant the crops, sell the animals and the produce for our users. You can follow everything from our app.
The farms are maintained by our team who are mostly former nomads and others with farming experience.
We currently have farms in Somalia and Kenya.
Agrikaab is founded by Mohamed Jimale, a former nomad who turned IT professional. Mohamed moved to Sweden 7 years ago where he worked for the UN and started Ari.farm (now Agrikaab). Today we are a team of 20 people working in Kenya and Somalia.
Agrikaab Ltd is registered with the Registrar of Companies in Nairobi, Kenya and in Somalia with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Mogadishu.
We employ a team of former nomads through our local partner company . They are experts in livestock trading and herding. They take care of animals, monitor the local market, buy and sell animals for the owners.
Due to strict regulation it is unfortunately difficult to ship animals between countries.
Yes, if you are in Somalia or Kenya.
You can use the app to monitor your investment and follow its impact. You can see the farms you have invested in, animals, greenhouses, sell animals, follow the market prices and your balance. We continuously post updates from our operation. You can also use the app to send your assets as a gift to friends and family or donate.
The app is available for Android on Google Play and Iphone on Apple App Store. You can also use it from your computer by visiting: https://www.agrikaab.com/app
About the impact
Yes, in the app dashboard you can see statistics about how your investment makes a local impact.
We buy animals from nomads who are livestock farmers in Somalia and Kenya. Almost all of the livestock in Somalia are owned by the nomads.
Our operations make several direct social impacts.
1. We create jobs for former nomads who work at our farms. These are people who lost their animals to climate issues and have moved to the cities. They take care of the farms, the plants and animals, sell the produce and buy animals.
2. We are making local communities self-reliant as we provide locally produced food that is more available and cheaper than the food that they import from neighbouring countries.
3. We provide market to nomads who want to sell their animals to us.
4. Agriculture is big part of the economies of Somalia and Kenya. We are bringing international investment to this vital part of the economy.
Agriculture is the biggest employer in all of East African countries. In Somalia, agriculture represents 75% of the country's economy. About half of Somalia's population of 12 million are nomads whose only assets are livestock.