By Michael Kachitsa
Aisha Raheem is the founder of Farmz2U an agritech enterprise based in Nigeria and serving Sub-Saharan African markets. A British-Nigerian national, Aisha moved back to the continent to address the challenges of food sustainability.
Farmz2U uses its software solution to enable precision agriculture thus empowering the modern African farmer. Under her leadership Farmz2U has received recognition as a leading startup like; a £5,000 grant from ShellLivewire in 2016 and recognition as a leading female entrepreneur by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2019.
She was Nigeria’s 2019 World Summit Awards National Nominee and is a participating enterprise on the United Nations Development Program’s project on Innovation in Sustainable Agriculture, Cultiv@te. Aisha is an Economics graduate from Queen Mary University of London and has employed her skills in growing Farmz2U to a team of 5 that is supported by leading institutions like Microsoft (through Microsoft for Startups) and IBM.
Using her skills and experience, Aisha’s vision is to enable end-to-end food sustainability in Africa and support UN SDGs’ Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and Aspiration 7 of the AU Agenda 2063.
A British-Nigerian national, Aisha is a repatriate who moved back to the continent to address the challenges of food sustainability. Farmz2U employs artificial intelligence in using data and predicative analytics to optimize farmers’ agricultural value chain.
As an executive director at Farmz2U, Aisha is responsible for aligning technical development with the business position, optimizing strategic partnerships and managing investor relationships amongst other activities. Under her leadership Farmz2U has received recognition as a leading startup including; a £5,000 grant from ShellLivewire in 2016 and recognition as a leading female entrepreneur by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2019, amongst others.
She is a part qualified Chartered Management Accountant and an Economics graduate from Queen Mary University of London. And through an extensive career in asset management and strategic consultancy, she has worked with clients and employers like Schroders Asset Management, SEI Investments and BBC Worldwide