• Catfish (or catfishes; order Siluriformes or Nematognathi) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the three largest species alive, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia, the wels catfish of Eurasia, and the piraíba of South America, to detritivores (species that eat dead material on the bottom), and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. Neither the armour-plated types nor the naked types have scales. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbels. Members of the Siluriformes order are defined by features of the skull and swimbladder. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance; many of the larger species are farmed or fished for food. Many of the smaller species, particularly the genus Corydoras, are important in the aquarium hobby. Many catfish are nocturnal,[3][4] but others (many Auchenipteridae) are crepuscular or diurnal (most Loricariidae or Callichthyidae, for example). Extant catfish species live inland or in coastal waters of every continent except Antarctica. Catfish have inhabited all continents at one time or another.[5] They are most diverse in tropical South America, Asia, and Africa, with one family native to North America and one family in Europe.[6] More than half of all catfish species live in the Americas. They are the only ostariophysans that have entered freshwater habitats in Madagascar, Australia, and New Guinea.[7] They are found in freshwater environments, though most inhabit shallow, running water. Representatives of at least eight families are hypogean (live underground) with three families that are also troglobitic (inhabiting caves).One such species is Phreatobius cisternarum, known to live underground in phreatic habitats.Numerous species from the families Ariidae and Plotosidae, and a few species from among the Aspredinidae and Bagridae, are found in salt water. In the Southern United States, catfish species may be known by a variety of slang names, such as "mud cat", "polliwogs", or "chuckleheads".These nicknames are not standardized, so one area may call a bullhead catfish by the nickname "chucklehead", while in another state or region, that nickname refers to the blue catfish.
Know Farmeasy More
Farmeasy is an agric-tech company with an innovative digital platform that gives everyone the opportunity to engage in Agribusiness anytime and on the go. Our focus is on connecting farmers with farm (funders) for the purpose of food security.
There are 475 million smallholder farms around the world. Smallholder farmers struggle with poor productivity, lack of access to inputs and technology, food loss and spoilage, and limited access to markets. At the same time, nearly two billion people suffer from malnutrition and food security is threatened by the changing climate. How can we build food and agriculture systems that nourish the world, while improving the lives of smallholder farmers? Farmeasy is the solution to the underlying question. With one Farmer at a time, Farmeasy is opening up the space for agricultural participation by allowing the public to easily fund a farm with a promise to deliver profitable returns to them while also empowering farmers at the same time. Therefore, we are inviting the public to join us in our journey to empower rural farmers and build an Africa that feed itself.
Student Package

The SIP provides an investment platform where students of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and Africa are able to own farms for profit while still in school, consequently contributing to the Nigerian Agricultural Revolution.

This initiative would push the movement for the incorporation of young educated Nigerians and Africans in our Agricultural value chain, while also providing them with the opportunity to build an investment culture while still in school.

Male and female Undergraduate or Postgraduate students of Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics, Colleges of Educations, Institutes and other equivalent outfits within Nigeria and Africa.

Students should include the regular features of the general customer account creation, as well as the following:.

  1. Registration number
  2. Course of study
  3. Institution
  4. Level of Study
  5. Social media handle (Facebook and Instagram)
How to start funding farm
Sign up on our website to create your own profile, you then select a farm of choice to fund. You fund the farm, and at the end of the farm cycle stipulated, you will receive a percentage of the profit after the sales of harvest and also your initial funding capital..
The steps involved in this process are really simple. All you need to do is:
  • Register an account
  • Fund a farm
  • Get funding updates
  • Get Return of Investment.
First you will receive an email which acknowledges receipt of your funding, the location of the farm you sponsored, the farm cycle tenure and the end date of your farm cycle. On a periodic basis, you will receive farm updates which keeps you abreast of all activities on your farm, from the beginning to the end of the farm cycle.
Click on the farm you want to fund, select the number of farm units you want fund and click on "Pay". You will be directed to another page to "check out" your order and to agree to the terms and conditions stated. After that select payment and you will be required to complete the transaction with your ATM Card or you may chose the bank transfer option which would require you to use your bank token to complete the transaction.
We recieve payments in two(2) ways one of which is Bank Payment, you can either choose to make a bank transfer to our account stated on the payment option or make a bank payment. The second way is an online payment with Paystack one of the best way to transfer funds securely and effectively. This secure platform ensures timely payments and a secure environment.
Our standard payment plan provides payments after your farm funding cycle has completed. At the end of each cycle, all funds are transfered to your account.