• Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, a vine-like flowering plant originating in West Africa. It is a highly cultivated fruit worldwide, having more than 1000 varieties. Watermelon is a scrambling and trailing vine in the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae. There is evidence from seeds in Pharaoh tombs of watermelon cultivation in Ancient Egypt. Watermelon is grown in favorable climates from tropical to temperate regions worldwide for its large edible fruit, which is a berry with a hard rind and no internal divisions, and is botanically called a pepo. The sweet, juicy flesh is usually deep red to pink, with many black seeds, although seedless varieties exist. The fruit can be eaten raw or pickled, and the rind is edible after cooking. It is commonly consumed as a juice or as an ingredient in mixed beverages. The watermelon is an annual that has a prostrate or climbing habit. Stems are up to 3 m long and new growth has yellow or brown hairs. Leaves are 60 to 200 mm long and 40 to 150 mm wide. These usually have three lobes which are themselves lobed or doubly lobed. Plants have both male and female flowers on 40-mm-long hairy stalks. These are yellow, and greenish on the back.[2] The watermelon is a large annual plant with long, weak, trailing or climbing stems which are five-angled (five-sided) and up to 3 m (10 ft) long. Young growth is densely woolly with yellowish-brown hairs which disappear as the plant ages. The leaves are large, coarse, hairy pinnately-lobed and alternate; they get stiff and rough when old. The plant has branching tendrils. The white to yellow flowers grow singly in the leaf axils and the corolla is white or yellow inside and greenish-yellow on the outside. The flowers are unisexual, with male and female flowers occurring on the same plant (monoecious). The male flowers predominate at the beginning of the season; the female flowers, which develop later, have inferior ovaries. The styles are united into a single column. The large fruit is a kind of modified berry called a pepo with a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp).[3] Wild plants have fruits up to 20 cm (8 in) in diameter, while cultivated varieties may exceed 60 cm (24 in). The rind of the fruit is mid- to dark green and usually mottled or striped, and the flesh, containing numerous pips spread throughout the inside, can be red or pink (most commonly), orange, yellow, green or white.
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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.