Mission

Transforming smallholder farmers into successful entrepreneurs by increasing their access to information, inputs, and resources to increase productivity.

Meet the farmerline team

Lindsey Allen

Partnership and Client Development Lead

As the Partnership and Client Development Lead, Lindsey helps to drive and steer growth both externally and internally - facilitating and managing a pipeline of high-value partnerships as well as working collaboratively with the Farmerline team to develop skills and metrics necessary to achieve our growth strategy. Lindsey works to bring visibility to Farmerline’s mission and find ways to connect partners more deeply to food supply chain sustainability and agricultural development. Lindsey has a range of experience conducting field research, impact assessment, and policy analysis on social entrepreneurship in East Africa and North Africa, as well as providing guidance and resources to social entrepreneurs looking to enhance their business models. She is a former Fulbright researcher and worked previously at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University.
Mami Kwenua Araba Amuah

Customer Success Associate

Mami Kwenua is a Customer Success Associate with Farmeline. At Farmerline, she works to ensure high client client satisfaction by leveraging her skills as an evolving manager, communicator and leader. She is also involved in monitoring and evaluating Farmerline’s farmer subscription through collecting feedback and providing after-sales support. Prior to joining Farmerline, Mami Kwenua worked as an intern in the marketing department of The Royal Bank and was involved in implementing the initial pilot run of The KayaChildCare Initiative. Mami Kwenua holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the Ashesi University College.
Georgette Bempong

Corporate Services Associate

Georgie Bempong is a Corporate Services Associate at Farmerline. Her role involves identifying organisations that can benefit from Farmerline’s technology and service offerings, and, engaging them to gain either their custom or partnership. She also works to identify potential growth markets in the country and sub-region, thus helping to bring Farmerline to farmers all over. Prior to joining Farmerline, Georgie co-founded Emels Company Limited; a green beauty products retail company, and worked with Access Bank Ghana as a customer services intern. Georgette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ashesi University College.
Ekua Amoakoma Essuman

Corporate Services Associate

Ekua Amoakoma Essuman is Corporate Services Associate with Farmerline. At Farmerline, Ekua works to ensure that value is created and there is also a steady inflow of cash coming into Farmerline's coffers. She also works in corporate sales and business development, which currently are at the core of Farmerline's business model. Prior to joining Farmerline, Ekua worked as Business Development Intern at Kwaaba Vacations Ltd, a destination management company in Ghana.Ekua holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ashesi University College. Ekua holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ashesi University College.
Casey Hall

Director of Finance

Casey is Farmerline’s Director of Finance. He has extensive experience in financial modelling and analysis, large data management, project management, and strategy development and execution. At Farmerline, Casey works as a strategic thought partner in the company’s financial health and positioning for scale. He also leads Farmerline’s financial accounting and financial planning for international expansion and investor interest. For five years, Casey worked in a myriad of functional roles (FP&A, project management, commercial, operations) for an airline catering conglomerate. He also has experience with a post-Series A fintech startup, fulfilling a variety of operational needs, executing a nimble approach to problem-solving in order to tackle ambiguity and networking in Silicon Valley. Since his corporate career, Casey volunteered on a microfinance project in underserved villages of Tanzania, where he monitored zero-percent loans for 60 women entrepreneurs in a region lacking women’s rights, consulted business planning emphasising sustainability, and established relationships with local partners. Casey holds a Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland School of Business.
Joel Budu

Senior Software Engineer

Joel Budu is Senior Software Engineer at Farmerline. His programming skills and vast knowledge in web application development and voice technologies makes him an ardent front-runner in the engineering department. At Farmerline, Joel works with the Growth Team to research and develop new innovations and integrate them into Farmerline's technologies to meet the current and future needs of clients. He also works with the Farmer Services team to help deliver content services through Farmerline's voice technology. Joel has participated in several global programming competitions, including the International Olympiad in Informatics in 2008 and 2009. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
Bernice Adu-Boahen

Customer Success Associate

Bernice Adu-Boahen is a Customer Success Associate at Farmerline, where she has the responsibility of making sure clients are provided with the best products and are satisfied with the services Farmerline provides. By dint of her exemplary display of leadership, it came as no surprise when Bernice won the prestigious Young African Leadership Initiative Fellowship in 2016. She was one of the few graduates retained by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Geography and Rural Development during her National Service in 2015. Bernice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Rural Development from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Adwoa Adadzewa Afrifa

Talent & Operations Associate

Adwoa Adadzewa Afrifa is Farmerline’s Customer Success Associate, responsible for proactively guiding the company’s customers from adoption to full utilisation of the company's products and services.At part of the Corporate Services team at Farmerline, Adwoa develops a keen understanding of Farmerline's customer objectives, audience and competitive landscape; providing customers with insight into how to optimise the company's solutions to maximise their results. She is also responsible for cultivating and growing each relationship with clients to support renewal and retention of account base. Prior to working for Farmerline, Adwoa worked at the Forestry Commission where she acquired skills and knowledge in customer service and relations.She holds a Natural Resource Management degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Freda Akoma Yeboah

Customer Success Associate

Freda Akoma Yeboah, Executive Assistant/Customer Success Associate Freda is Farmerline's Executive Assistant/Customer Success Associate, with the responsibility of being the frontline, oftentimes the first interaction a farmer has with Farmerline. At Farmerline, Freda works to ensure that all farmers are fully utilising the company's products and services and achieving success, whilst managing and monitoring Farmerline's customers to ensure that issues are addressed and resolved in a timely and effective manner. She also works closely with the engineering team to ensure customer enhancements and defects are resolved and plays a key role in Farmerline’s training workshops for farmers in rural Ghana. Prior to joining Farmerline, Freda worked as a Customer Service and Product Marketing Intern at Noble Dream Micro Finance and as Teaching Assistant in the Department of Modern Languages and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Freda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Lily Akorfa Keledorme

Customer Success Associate

Lily Akorfa Keledorme is a Customer Success Associate at Farmerline responsible for the management of subscriber accounts and agents recruited within Farmerline’s operational areas. As a member of the Farmer Services team, her role includes keeping good relations with Farmerline’s key customers; farmers, by driving product adoption in a way that meets their needs. She helped subscribed 265 farmers to Farmerline’s content services within two (2) months through workshop marketing. Lily also serves as a loan officer under the Fibr Loan Project where she ensures timely repayment of loans. Prior to working with Farmerline, her passion for agricultural development, food security and making impact in the lives of people, saw her contributing, as a volunteer Human Resources volunteer, to the formation of the African Youth Network for Agricultural Transformation (AYNAT), an NGO-driven initiative dedicated to encouraging the youth to venture into agriculture. Lily holds a Natural Resources Management degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where she is expecting to graduate with an MPhil. Aquaculture degree by mid 2017.
Emmanuel Kwaku Duah

Software Development Associate

Emmanuel Kwaku Duah, JNR is a Software Engineering Associate at Farmerline. He is a full-stack (PHP, ASP.NET MVC, MS/SQL, HTML-JS-CSS) developer with the company, working on various web and mobile telephony SaaS (software as a service) programs. His responsibilities span across Farmerline’s entire product map, working on various projects at varying stages, from conception to production maintenance. He focuses mostly on building out Farmerline’s various web services and internal management tools, specialising in information management and visualisation. Prior to Farmerline, he was a Junior Software Developer at the University Information Technology Services Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He has also worked on multiple projects as a freelance developer for various organisations. He holds and Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Kiipo Joseph Kanyiti

Software Development Associate

Joseph Kiipo Kanyiti is a Software Associate at Farmerline, where he is a Frontend Developer and a User Interface and User Experience Designer at farmerline. At Farmerline, Joseph is responsible for the look, feel and use of all the company's apps. He ensures that Farmerline produces apps that are aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly. Prior to joining Farmerline, he was the IT head for IMC Pax Romana KNUST local during his undergraduate studies in KNUST. He also took part in the 2015 MTN App Challenge and his app was listed as part of the first 20 apps for the grand finale. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Adomako Pascal Okyere

Software Development Associate

Pascal is a Software Engineer at Farmerline. As the lead mobile applications developer, he is responsible for providing state of the art mobile based solutions through cutting-edge technologies available. Working with the Growth Research and Development Team, he focuses on the development and integration of various emerging technologies within current mobile systems. He also serves as a technical mind on the corporate team providing updates on projects and technical perspectives. Pascal worked as an intern at the Advance Information Technology Institute- Kofi Annan Centre of Excelence(AITI-KACE) in 2014 and played an integral role in the development team that won the Best Department Award during the annual Trade and Technology Fair (TRATECH) 2014 in KNUST for the College of Science Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST).
Owusu-Ansah Oscar

Software Development Associate

Oscar is a Software Engineer at Farmerline. As an Android and Back-end Developer, he is responsible for building and integrating application interfaces for the company's mobile and web applications as well as third-party services. Oscar works with the Growth Research and development team, his main responsibility is to develop solutions around useful third party services. He also serves as a technical mind on the corporate team, providing updates on projects and technical perspectives. Oscar worked as a Software Developer intern at Kudobuzz in 2012 and was the lead of the hugely successful Computer Science Departments' TRATECH Team of 2014 at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Isaac Lexis Koufie-Amartey

Communications Associate

Isaac is Farmerline's Communications Associate, with the responsibility of translating Farmerline's product and service information, lessons and experiences into written and video content to improve the company's local and international visibility. At Farmerline, Isaac shapes and executes Farmerline's story to diverse audiences such as customers, potential clients, investors and advocates, using a variety of approaches such as web and social media tools, marketing campaigns and offline materials. Isaac also manages Farmerline's web content, newsletters, testimonials and social media accounts, increasing the company's online audience and engagement Before joining Farmerline, Isaac worked as Communications Lead for Tonaton, Ghana's largest online marketplace and as the Chief Sports Writer and Senior Correspondent for The Weekend Sun Newspaper. He also worked as the Digital Communications Lead at GHOne TV, for its current affairs show, 'State of Affairs'. Isaac is a Media Law graduate from the Ghana Institute of Journali
Albert Bensusan

Senior Associate, Corporate Services

Albert is a Senior Associate for Corporate Services responsible for Business Development. At Farmerline, Albert works to identify organisations that will benefit from Farmerline’s suite of products and services and engages them to become partners and customers. He manages Farmerline’s pipeline of potential clients and partners and works toward bringing them the value that improves their operations. Before joining Farmerline, Albert worked in the financial sector providing advisory service to organisations. He worked as a Finance Analyst for Wildon & Kwelny Advisors Limited, a corporate finance firm and with Gold Coast Brokerage as an Investment Officer. Albert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ashesi University.
Makafui Komla Biaku

Finance Manager

Makafui Komla Biaku is Farmerline's Finance manager, responsible for managing the company's accounts and finances, as well as establishing a financial strategy for the profitable long-term growth of the business. At Farmerline, Makafui ensures that the company's financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth. He is also responsible for establishing Farmerline’s financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. Makafui has over Seven years of work experience building and leading teams in organisations. Prior to joining Farmerline, he worked with Twillium Industries Ghana, Ghana Health Service, Volta River Authority–NED, Ghana Nuts Limited, Donewell Insurance, amongst others. Makafui holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from Ho Polytechnic, a part II in Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) Examination and soon to receive a Degree in Business administration (Accounting option) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) –School of Business.
Stephen Adusah

Senior Software Engineer

Stephen is a Senior Software Engineer at Farmerline, with wide range roles in software development, product management, and customer service. Prior to joining Farmerline, Stephen was a Web Developer at the Computer Center in University of Cape Coast (UCC). He also held the enviable position of the acting President for the Computer Science and Information Technology Students Association (CITSA) at the University of Cape Coast during his undergraduate programme. Stephen has a special altruistic desire to make this world a better place. This is evident as he held the Vice Coordinator position at Movement for Social Justice (MSJ), which supplied children from the Central Region of Ghana with school supplies and educational materials. Stephen holds a BSc Honours in Information Technology from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), making him proficient in a wide range of computer systems, languages, tools and testing methodologies. He also holds a certificate in Network Security from Advance Information Technology Institute- Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence (AITI-KACE).
Schandorf Adu Bright

Director of Farmer Services

Schandorf Adu Bright is Farmerline’s Director of Farmer Services. As director, Schandorf manages a team of 8 and he is responsible for strategic planning, products development, projects management, leading training workshops for farmers and conducting user research. On behalf of Farmerline for the last 4 years, Schandorf has trained more than 5,000 small-scale farmers to adopt and benefit from Farmerline’s voice messaging technology. In 2016, with his rich experiences in rural financing, Schandorf led and facilitated the operations of Farmerline’s first loan project for 101 cocoa farmers in rural Ghana, which resulted in 90% recovery. Prior to joining Farmerline, Schandorf worked at Bank of Africa - Ghana. Schandorf holds BSc in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently pursuing MPhil from the same university.
Worlali Senyo

Director of Growth, Development and Research

Worlali Senyo is Farmerline’s Director of Growth, Development, and Research. He manages Farmerline’s client and partner relationships by organising meetings and doing presentations to sell Farmerline’s services. Worlali proactively identifies fundraising opportunities and manages all grant application efforts on behalf of Farmerline. Before joining the Farmerline team, Worlali interned for the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA). He is an expert in the field of Agriculture, ICT4D and currently holds an MSc in ICTs for Development from the University of Manchester.
Amos Olertey Wussah

Director of Customer Success

Amos Olertey Wussah is Farmerline’s Director of Customer Success. At Farmerline, Amos collaborates with nucleus farmers to train smallholder farmers in the use of technology to improve their yields and livelihoods. Amos has a strong background in sales and marketing, data analysis and risk management. He has also worked in the development of iCottage Networks’ business model and business potential. Amos has held a number of managerial positions and been involved in many volunteer initiatives. He holds a Degree in Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Emmanuel Owusu Addai

CTO/Co-Founder

Emmanuel Owusu Addai is the CTO and Co-Founder of Farmerline. He is responsible for the overall technology and product strategy of the organisation. Emmanuel has previously served as a Field Surveyor, GIS Developer and Consultant on multiple major national projects, including the Presidential Special Initiative (PSI) on Oil-Palm Plantation and Setting-Out of the Affordable Housing Project in Ghana. Emmanuel has also founded and worked within several technology start-ups in Ghana including iCottage Networks, a company he founded in the final year of his postgraduate studies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geodetic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Master’s in Geomatic Engineering (Geodesy option). He is a 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow and has over 5-years of experience in mobile and web technologies.
Alloysius Attah

CEO/Co-Founder

At five years old, Alloysius’ parents divorced and he moved to live with his aunt, who was a small-scale farmer in rural Ghana. While staying there, he experienced the challenges small-scale farmers go through to produce food and support their families. Having made it to college, Alloysius became determined to give back to the people who supported him. This led to the creation of two start-up organisations: Alloyworld,a photography and video production company, and iCottage Networks, a Web and Mobile startup. In 2013, Alloysius launched Farmerline Ltd in partnership with Emmanuel Owusu Addai in order to support small-scale farmers. He is committed to empowering small-scale farmers like his aunt who are facing similar challenges across Africa. Alloysius has spoken about his work at the 2013 Social Capital Markets Conference and Mobile World Congress 2014. He is a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow.

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