Go Africa Partners with Safaricom’s DigiFarm Platform To Offer Seamless Access For Agricultural Services In Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya – October 29,, 2022

Sustainable agriculture is largely driven by interconnected systems across the value chain.  To this end, Go Africa Global announces extended partnership with Safaricom and their DigFarm Platform, to offer extended service offerings toward increasing Agricultural production and food security. . Both companies have come together to leverage their synergies to put forward solutions that will digitize agricultural production in Kenya.

Farmers & cooperatives can leverage this integration by using the I-Go Lima Mobile app for reservations and booking of agricultural services.  The I-Go Lima App is powered by  Safaricom’s market leading M-PESA  service to maximize ease of use and flexibility for all users. Visit the Google play store and download the I-Go Lima app today.

Scan the QR code: Or visit : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.igo.igoafrica

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) led by Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, is pioneering rice production in Kenya by providing mechanized services to farmers in the Bunyala Rice Scheme. I-Go Africa has entered into partnerships with Cooperative societies within the Bunyala Rice Scheme to provide mechanization services with the fleet of tractors and harvesters it owns. The aim is to set off and kick-start truly mechanized agricultural production which in turn will result in increased productivity and production of rice within the scheme. Mechanization of agricultural production is part of the larger initiative of I-Go Africa; as it intends to purchase the rice paddy and provide value addition and package rice for sale. Once completed, we anticipate increasing production 6x from current levels resulting in USD 3.0M in total sales annually.

“DigiFarm, is an instrumental partner in this initiative and we appreciate Mr. Omondi Kasidhi, of  DigiFarm Kenya LTD, for his support,” states Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, CEO at I-Go Africa. “I-Go Africa is also open to partnering with various cooperative societies today and in the evolving future for this and other partnership opportunities that may arise over time.

About the I-Go Africa

Indigenous Go Africa (I-Go Africa) is a subsidiary of Go Africa Global LLC, a New York-based firm  focused on agribusiness enabled by cutting-edge technology. info@I-GoAfrica.com or visit https://goafricaglobal.com/i-goafrica/

 

About DigiFarm Kenya LTD

DigiFarm Kenya LTD,  DigiFarm is a FREE Safaricom service that offers farmers convenient, one-stop access to quality farm inputs at discounted prices, input loans, learning content on farming as well as access to market. Other value-add services provided through DigiFarm include insurance yield cover and extension services through remote agronomists located at the DigiFarm call center or on ground DigiFarm Village Advisors (DVA).. https://www.safaricom.co.ke/media-center-landing/frequently-asked-questions/digifarm

 

For More information.

Go Africa Contact:  Hilary Akhaabi, PhD

+254 20-514-8160

info@I-GoAfrica.com

 

DigiFarm Kenya LTD Contact:

Omondi Kasidhi

Director, DigiFarm Kenya LTD

Safaricom PLC email OKASIDHI@Safaricom.co.ke

PrePay: Call 100 (Free) Or +254 722 002100 (chargeable) Email:customercare@safaricom.co.ke

PostPay: 200 (Free) Or +254 722 002200 (chargeable) Email: advantage@safaricom.co.ke

Sugar Brasil Ltda Partners with Go Africa Global to bring to market Sugar at related products to global markets  

Press Release:

New York, USA,  17 October 2022

São Paulo, Brazil, 17 October 2022

Addressing food security by promoting transparency and access to commodities while ensuring value addition throughout the supply chain are objectives aligned towards the mutual mission of Sugar Brasil Ltda (SGL) and Go Africa Global  (GAG).

To this end, Sugar Brasil Ltda (SGL) and Go Africa Global have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to create a strong market linkage with the supply chain and destination markets in the Africa, Asia, EU, Brazil, Middle East, United Kingdom and USA.

 

“We believe that food security is a critical issue and sustainable partnerships provide the mechanism to  grow and connect our supply chain with the destination markets,” said João Henrique Pinheiro CEO &Founder, of Sugar Brasil Ltda

 

Sugar Brasil Ltda & Go Africa Global endeavor to deliver market leading commodity trading, financing, logistic and sales solutions to customers while reducing costs, providing innovation while addressing food security  issues in the markets we serve.

 

Dr. Dennie M. Beach, CEO  of Go Africa Global LLC, further states that our partnership with Sugar Brasil Ltda allows us to expand the variety of products available to Global consumers at favourable prices.

About the Go Africa Global

 

Go Africa Global LLC, is a New York-based Firm focused on agribusiness enabled by cutting-edge technology we have subsidiaries throughout Africa, and in the EU, UK, UAE, and Singapore.

Https://GoAfricaGlobal.com

Https://GoAfricaTrading.com

 

 

About Sugar Brasil Ltda

 

We are experts in imports and exports. We are dedicated to International Trade in different fields of action (Commodities, Hospital Supplies, Industrial Supplies, etc.).

Update for I-Go Africa Kenya (What we do, Our Values & Mission)

Global Announcement for I-Go Africa Kenya 

Below is a brief summary of the core objectives for Go Africa in Kenya & East Africa at large:

Vision 

We envision African economies that are integrated and participate competitively in global trading systems.

Mission

  • Establish strategic partnerships to promote value addition in the food production processes.
  • Promote strategic marketing partnerships between African food producers, suppliers and buyers.
  • Drive use of new and improved technologies, while building technical and human resource capacity to enhance food production and marketing processes

Update for I-Go Africa Kenya

After his studies in the United States and a 16-year long career in corporate America, Kenyan-American Mr. Hilary Akhaabi, Ph.D, decided to return to his motherland to embark on a new journey, in pursuit of his dream to achieve food security in Kenya.

He identified local talent who share the same vision and possess credentials in trade policy, as well as experience in regional and global trade. Together, they incorporated Indigenous Go Africa Limited (I-Go Africa) a Kenyan based affiliate of Go Africa LLC and began operations in 2021 specializing in rice production.

I-Go Africa’s goal is to offer a sustainable agriculture model through value addition while empowering women and youth among other marginalized groups

Welcome Mr. Charles Kumah to the Go Africa Team!

Organizational Announcement

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Mr. Charles Kwame Kumah to the Go Africa Team as Director, Field operations, Go Africa LLC  (Ghana).  Kindly join us in welcoming him to the team. Mr.  Kumah will be responsible for relationship management, Field Operations, logistics management, & Commodities procurement & Sales (Ghana).

About Mr. Charles Kwame Kumah

Mr. Kumah is a Cashew Value Chain expert with training from GIZ/ComCashew Master Training Programme (MTP) and other international training programmes as well as many international Cashew Conferences including (SIATA) and ACA in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with specialty in cashew processing development and management, value chain linkages, formation and managing of farmer co operatives, procurement and supply of agro products in West Africa and cashew value chain Curriculum development.

Mr. Kumah is currently a short term expert to ComCashew/GIZ in developing a Cashew Value Chain Curriculum for HND and BTech for Universities in Ghana after his previous experience as a Short Term Expert to GSDI/GIZ where He help developed Cashew Value Chain curriculum for COTVET which is been used by Ghana Education Service. Chief Operation Officer (COO)of Edwin Kumah Commodity Africa Limited (EKCAL). He sits on the board of Association of Cashew Processors Ghana (ACPG) as well as Cashew Council Ghana (CCG) and a shadow board member of Tree Crop Development Authority (TCDA) of Ghana an authority set up by the Government of Ghana to develop six (6) crops including cashew to the level of cocoa in Ghana.

Mr. Kumah holds a Bachelor Degree in Education from University of Education, Winneba, Construction Technician Diploma from Kumasi Technical University and Advance Diploma in Business Studies from Institute of Commercial Management, UK.

Welcome Mr. Edwin Reynolds to the Go Africa Team!

Organizational Announcement

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Mr. Edwin Reynolds to the Go Africa Team as Director, Go Africa Global Ltd (UK)  & Go Africa LLC  (Ghana).  Kindly join us in welcoming him to the team. Mr. Reynolds will be responsible for relationship management, logistics management, Facilities development & management (Ghana),  and securing commodities trading transactions for global markets on the behalf Go Africa.

About Mr. Ewin Reynolds

Mr Reynolds founded Natural Food Supplies Ltd (NFS) to optimize production, reduce costs, introduce innovation, and technology and create market linkages with Africa and the United Kingdom’s food supply chain. Within this objective alignment, Mr Reynolds is a Director in Go Africa Global Ltd (UK) & Go Africa LLC (Ghana).

He is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager by training and a Mechanical, Electrical & Systems (M&E) Project Manager and Physical Commodity trader by profession. With over 15 years of experience in the Agriculture, Agro-Processing, Commodities Trading and Construction industry, Mr Reynolds also serves as an Engineering Solutions adviser for an Agro-processing technical company in London that operates in Africa. Mr Reynolds is a citizen of the UK and Ghana with country experience in Ghana, Tanzania, and Cote D’Ivoire.

Mr Reynolds has over 11 years of project management experience in delivering notable projects throughout the overall project lifecycle for many blue-chip clients on challenging and prestigious projects, including Victoria and Albert Museum, Palantir and Tottenham Hotspurs New Stadium.

Education

  • MSc In Project Management – Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • BSc Civil Engineering – Nottingham Trent,  United Kingdom
  • IET Member

 

 

Welcome Mr. Matheus A. Zanella to the Go Africa Team!

Organizational Announcement

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Mr. Matheus A. Zanella to the Go Africa Team as Senior Trading Manager, Brazil  Kindly join us in welcoming him to the team.  Matheus will be responsible for relationship management and securing commodities trading transactions for Brazilian commodities for global markets on the behalf Go Africa.

Mr. Matheus A. Zanella will also work in collaboration and co-operation other Go Africa teams globally to ensure supplier and customer wellness throughout ecosystem.  We look forward to Mr. Zanella and the opportunities the global markets present.

For More information Email: Info@GoAfricaGlobal.com or MZanella@goafricatrading.com

Go Africa now accepts all major cryptocurrencies

Go Africa is pleased to announce that we now accept all major Cryptocurrencies via our e-commerce platforms as a payment / Settlement option at checkout.

Visit our E-Commerce platforms:

B2B

Https://GoafricaStore.com

Https://GoAfricaCafe.com

Https://GoAfricaMarketplace.com

B2B

Https://GoAfricaTrading.com

 

About Go Africa Global

Mission Statement:

To develop a world-class innovative products, services and solutions in Africa and globally that provides holistic value to all our customers, partners, and stakeholders. “Envisioning the Future of Africa”

Vision Statement:

To continuously improve and add value via innovation throughout all aspects of the value chain for products, services & solutions from Africa and other regions to global markets while building a sustainable business which protects the interests of all stakeholders.

For more Information:

Visit: Https://GoAfricaGlobal.com

Contact us at: 101 Avenue of the Americas,  9th Floor, New York, 10013,  Phone +1-646-838-1330 ,fax +16468097671 Email: info@GoAfricaGlobal.com

 

Go Africa Global Joins Stanford Seed and the Aspire Business Growth Program

Nairobi, Kenya – March 8, 2022

Go Africa Global endeavors to stay on the cutting edge of technology in the food commodities sales arena internationally.  To that end, our company co-founder and chairman, Dr. Samuel Jones, has seized the opportunity to participate in the African Management Institute’s incubator program, the Aspire Business Growth Program, sponsored by Stanford Seed of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This Incubator is developed exclusively for Africa’s ambitious business owners and their senior leadership team.  It equips leaders with the core skills, tools, and strategies to grow their businesses, lead teams, and diversify revenue streams.  We are happy for this new development.

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About Go Africa® Rice Agribusiness Operations

Hello Welcome to Go Africa Global

We are here today to provide an overview of our Rice Commodity products, and our rice production and processing operations, in Kenya and East Africa via, our subsidiary, Indigenous Go Africa, (I-Go Africa)

For this 3-phased initiative,, We have  partnered with the Kenyan National Irrigation Authority, which manages the infrastructure within, All rice schemes, including Bunyala Rice Scheme where the I-Go Africa Rice production operations are located.

Via Go Africa Trading and its business to business operations, and its E-Commerce platform, we provide the Global Markets different varieties of Rice products.  We currently offer  Sindano,  Basmati, and Jasmine rice varieties, in 25 kg, and 50 kg sizes.

Additionally via, (I-GoAfrica),  a subsidiary of Go Africa Global, we have  partnered with Magombe, Multipurpose Cooperative Society, and Busia Chamber of Commerce,  to drive sustainable agriculture, and drive value addition for Rice production and Rice Milling operations.

It is a 3-phased initiative, aimed at increasing yield, improving quality of the produce, and promoting, and marketing rice of Bunyala Rice Scheme.

We endeavor to produce up to 6 tons per day of retail ready, rice products for the local Kenyan, and East Africa Markets.

As part of phase 1, we partnered with CFAO, Agrigroup to produce and co-branded, Baraka fertilizer to ensure supply of this essential material in our rice production operations with our partners. Phase 1, has been successful and been underway for the past 5 months.

As part of phase 2, which is currently underway, we have partnered with CMC for tractors and Sanja Farm Machinery for the agricultural implements. The Field deployment of farm equipment for the production and harvesting of Rice has been underway for 2 weeks.

For Phase 3, the implementation and operation of the Rice Mill is currently underway with support of our Kenyan financial partners, ABSA Bank, NCBA, and Prime Bank. Our planned operational Date is some time in Q4 2022.

At Go Africa, we endeavor  to improve the countries and markets through sustainability and conservation initiatives.

At Go Africa, We collaborate with our inspection, Q&A, and compliance partners,, (Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), CCIC, SGS, the USA FDA, and the USDA), to ensure the highest level of quality throughout the ordering, packaging, shipping and logistics processes.

Go Africa has launched and implemented a comprehensive food health & safety program, ensuring  its suppliers  and partner facilities are in alignment with the USA foreign supplier verification program (FSVP) rules and processes, in concert with the USA, (Food safety Preventative controls Alliance).  Thus, our customers and partners can rest with assurance that all products exported meet established health and safety protocols for all products that are exported to the USA and Global Markets.

We also offer custom and private labeling, packing and packaging options to suit your requirements. contact us for more information.

We also work to increase efficiencies by leveraging technologies such as  E-logistics, and E-bill of Lading,  to provide timeliness and transparency to our customers and stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Let us know how Go Africa can assist your with your requirements for Rice Products, or other commodities requirements.

Email us at quotes@goAfricaTrading.com or at info@I-GoAfrica.com or call us at +1646-838-1330  or, +25420,5148160

 

Welcome Mr. Lahai Leslie Lymon to the Go Africa Team!

We are honored to welcome Mr. Lahai Leslie Lymon to the Go Africa Team!

Mr. Lymon’s, role is Business Development Director, Go Africa ME  DMCC, Coverage is inclusive of the United Arab Emirates,  Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, and Africa.

In this capacity, Mr. Lymon brings dedication, creditability and transparency for Go Africa and our customers in UAE and global markets.

We are looking forward to the transformation that Mr. Lymon will offer to our business in the evolving future!

About Mr. Lahai Leslie Lymon 

Mr. Lymon has over over 15 years of experience in business development and Political advisory spanning through Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and is fluent in French, English and conversational Arabic.

Mr. Lymon graduated with a specialty  in International Relation and Political Science from  Hult Business School / Huron University in 2005, where Mr. Lymon also studied for his Masters (M.A.) in International Relations. Mr Lymon  leverages on his vast global contacts network, geographical knowledge, cultural awareness and sensitivity, to ensure a favorable, profitable, sustainable and efficient conclusion in all his dealings.

Mr. Lymon is a British national originally from West Africa.

Mr. Lymon can be contacted via email at: llymon@goafricaglobal.com

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