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Who We Are

A woman is picking a cabbage in a field
A woman is picking a cabbage in a field

How the journey began

Africa is our home. To help our people thrive, Standard Bank is on a platform journey which has identified agriculture as a prioritised ecosystem. To accelerate Africa’s growth, solutions for smallholder farmers were developed under the OneFarm umbrella, with an initial focus on the Africa regions in which Standard Bank has a presence. 

In late 2019, the OneFarm journey began with the launch of a pilot programme with a corporate offtaker in Uganda. The focus of the pilot was to digitise the smallholder farmer profile to create visibility throughout the value chain, drive inclusivity, facilitate enterprise development and foster impactful connections, ultimately unlocking financial services for participating farmers and supporting the corporate offtaker in servicing their outgrowers.

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdowns necessitated a shift in focus to a local-market (South Africa) solution as the food provision gap became ever wider. In late 2020, OneFarm Share was launched, which saw the development of a platform that acted as a digital matchmaker connecting real-time demand for food in the relief market with available fresh produce from farmers.

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Our vision

To build a Sub-Saharan agriculture platform that drives efficiencies and connections across the value chain supporting financial inclusivity and growth

Our partners
Connecting the agriculture ecosystem with commercial businesses and smallholder farmers

See how OneFarm works.