monitored across 97
from farms to markets...
Markets are about
how the commodities
We are proudly
number 1 in market
We simply love
what we do...
needs of the farmers is
the key to our business...
ABOUT NOVUS AGRO
WHO WE ARE
Novus Agro is a full-fledged Agricultural markets and professional services firm offering agro based information and consulting services to all direct and indirect participants of the Agricultural sector.
The firm was established in 2009 to fill the white space of privately led real time Agro market data collation as well as build a database of all direct and indirect participants in the Nigerian agro sector.
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PROJECTS WE ARE PROUD OF
WHAT WE ARE GOOD AT
“Novus Agro is using technology to bridge the gap of trade for farmers, providing markets at the snap of a finger for commodities produced in distant pockets of the society, goods produced can get a buyer in less than 24 hours using the Nous Agro platform.”Chibuzor Ogbonna
“Novus Agro with a concept like no other, makes the most effective use of technology to enhance Agriculture. It is a fast growing company that helps link local farmers to the market, directly bringing technical know-how to improve farmers’ output by making it easy for them to find markets for their farm produce.”Kefas Halilu
NA State Coordinator, Kano State
Clients & Partners
Our platform is a constantly updated bank of market information that allows users to buy and sell through strategic linkages for commodities and inputs trade, commodity price information and trends, transportation and warehousing.
MEET THE TEAM
A TEAM OF BRIGHT PROFESSIONALS
Chike has over 17 years’ experience as Technology solutions provider to multiple business sectors in Nigeria. Mr. Nwagwu holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Port Harcourt, and is a 2018 Stanford SEED alumni.
He is the founding CEO of Novus Agro a platform that organizes small holder farmers into accessible groups for all that want to transact with them. Novus Agro takes markets to farmers. Novus Agro runs the largest private network for the collection of agricultural market information in Nigeria, as well as the widest network of community-based market facilitators. Novus Agro was established in 2012 to fill the white space of privately led real time agricultural market data collation as well as facilitate linkages between agricultural value chain participants.
Since inception, the firm has gradually increased its market agent footprint to cover the six geo-political zones in Nigeria thereby ensuring it can offer a fully representative service, physically Novus Agro is currently in 30 states of the Federation covering over 97 key markets and tracking 34 commodities daily. In addition to this, Novus Agro runs a network of over 305 facilitators in various rural communities across the country working with farmers to improve access to markets and inputs.
Chike started his working career as a business development executive with Millennium Investment Trust Limited where he quickly rose to become the Business Advisory Lead. In 2000 he left to start icaptechnologies Limited, a Technology solutions development firm with market leadership in the provision of transactional platforms mainly in the media and banking industry in Nigeria. He as at various times consulted and led implementation on technology-based process transformation for various organizations in Nigeria including United Bank for Africa and the Code of Conduct Bureau. He joined Esoko Nigeria (A franchise of the Agricultural MIS Esoko) in 2009 as founding Country Director and later became CEO of Novus Agro Limited in 2013.
Human Resource Manager
Mike Eko has worked in several sectors of the economy. He has experience in Manufacturing , Quality Assurance and Sales sectors. He also has years of experience in Technology deployment and customer service. He holds a B.Sc in Polymer Technology from Federal University of Technology Owerri.
He currently handles Administrative and Human Resources in Novus Agro.
Azuh Victor Chimamaka
Field Operations Specialist
Victor is charged with the responsibility of managing Commodity Market prices in 25 states across Nigeria. He worked with farmers in Niger State and achieved 98% produce recovery in 2018. He supervises about 2000 farmers and 15 facilitators in Niger State.
He is a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Yaba College of Technology.
Iorvee Torkuma Justin
Head, Field Operations
Justin Torkuma possess a first degree in Biological science from Benue State University Makurdi. Having briefly worked in the hospitality industry moved to work in the Agro space as an operations specialist.
He is skilled in conducting pathology and environmental microbiological research on farms, habitat assessments and Agro resource inventories and exceptional knowledge of varieties of plant pathology;
Justin currently works with Novus Agro Limited as Head of Field Operations where he Successfully partnered with various projects including DFID and MADE2 project 2019 which mapped and identified 5000 small holder farmers in Edo/Delta North for wet season cassava out growers scheme.
Recently, Justin oversaw the mapping and the input disbursement for Sokoto state dry season rice farming which disbursed input to 1000 rice farmers within the state, with a 99% success rate.
He is charged with the responsibility of managing Kaduna state farmers.
Field Operations Specialist
Clare Igbanugo is a responsible and dynamic person with aptitude. She is a Graduate of Politics and International Relations from the Leads City University , She works as the head of field Operations in Novus Agro Limited . She is in charge of field Operations in all states. She participated in conducting the disbursement of inputs to farmers in Sokoto State. She is an enterprizing , honest and has a good disposition to work .she also possesses good personal and interpersonal skills with good communication skills.
Joyce Fred is a passionate, dedicated and hardwork person. She graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University with B.Sc Food Science.
she works in the technical support team of Novus Agro Limited where she handles and manages communications professionally between state coordinators and field agents, she is in charge of providing technical support to field agents ensuring an effective user’s experience of our farmers registration application. Also, she engages in practical trainings that exposes our field agents to strategical communication skills and effective management of the small holder farmers under them.