Nasir Abdulqadir Yammama is a creative technologist and entrepreneur from Katsina State who founded Verdant AgriTech in 2014, a social enterprise to support rural farmers with mobile technologies for sustainable farming and improved food production.
The company was founded on the premise that small holders should be able to produce more, sell more, make more profit and there by attain an improved standard of living by using simple technologies.
When Nasir was six-years-old he walked the field with his father and there he saw the workers sweating and vowed to improve the work of farmers in Africa.
Yammama, who carries the name of his village, began with 50 farmers in Katsina his home state. He taught them to use their basic phones to gather market information, weather, management skills and financial services.
Nasir studied information technology and business information systems at Middlesex University London. He also has a master’s degree in creative technology from the same institution.
Nasir Yammama was selected among 50 Global Entreprenures for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and won numerous awards, including the British Council and Virgin Atlantics Enterprise Challenge in 2015.