ABOUT Aliu Oluwafemi Royal

Oluwafemi is the Founder of Africa’s fast-rising Agric-tech Organization – MyFarmbase Africa ( where he drives business strategy and project development. The organization’s mission is to connect Agripreneurs and enthusiasts in Sub Saharan Africa to global opportunities by providing them with Agritech skills and education.

Prior to founding MyFarmbase Africa, Oluwafemi was on the global team of Welcome2Africa International, a London-based privatesector company catalyzing innovative financing and investment for medium and large-scale Agribusinesses in Africa from Europe. His role as Communications and Marketing Executive led the company to be recognized by Oxford Business Group, Financial Nigeria and Guardian.

He has also served as operations and communications associate for Binkabi – a UK based blockchain based agricultural commodity trading and financing firm focused on low-trust emerging markets.

He is currently a Senior Consultant for CropIT, a precision agriculture company driving digitization of African Agribusiness with governments, private sector and financial institutions.

He was a nominee of the 2018 Future Africa Awards, dubbed African Forbes Award and 2018 Ogun Youth Awards Prize for Agriculture. 

He is an Ashoka Changemakers fellow, a Common Purpose Global Leader, a two-times TEDx Speaker, an African Changemakers Fellow, a Young African Journal for Development Author at the African Union HQ and he holds a Soil Chemistry degree from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.


  • Sponsored participant, Young Leaders Pre-Forum Convergence on Sustainability (2014)
  • Delegate, Youth Stakeholders Forum with Governor Fashola (2014)
  • Delegate, International Council on Economic Education Training on Entrepreneurship by Rotary Club of Altadena, California (2014)
  • Delegate, National Leadership and Development Seminar, Cotonou, Benin Republic, (2015)
  • Building Committee Chairman, 10-million-naira NCCF Building Project executed in 120 days (2016)
  • Moderator, Agriculture Innovative Financing Panel at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja in conjunction with AFDB, AFEX and other global organizations (2016)
  • Volunteer Member/Editor, Wikimedia Foundation/United Nations Association of Nigeria (2018)
  • Volunteer member, Africa Fintech Summit, Lagos (2018)
  • Co-Lead, Sexy Farming Campaign completed with a tour in Kampala, Uganda (2018)
  • Moderator, Climate Change and Agriculture panel at the Agric Social Media Week hosted by Corporate Farmers and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Lagos (2018)
  • Facilitator, Agriculture Expert Panel at the African Youth Empowerment Forum, University of Legon, Ghana. (2018)
  • Speaker, TEDx Ibara on “Smart Agriculture and Technology” (2018)
  • Speaker, TEDx FUNAAB “Blockchain in Agriculture” (2018)
  • Speaker, South-South Tech Convergence on “Smart Agriculture and Technology” in Akwa Ibom (2018)
  • Paper Presenter, Young African Journal for Development, African Union Headquarters, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa (2018)
  • Nigeria representative, Climate Change and Green Growth Policy Strategy Dialogue, African Green Growth Forum, Rwanda, Kigali. 2018
  • Speaker, West African Youth Summit organized by Young African Leaders Forum, Lagos 2018
  • Delegate, SDG e-conference Foodathon, Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands (2018)
  • Speaker, Food Security Futures Summit organized by HEDA, Oxfam with the support of Nigerian Government (2018)
  • Delegate, Africa Fintech Summit Lagos organized by Dedalus Global(2018)
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