- Tingo Group has signed an MOU with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) to expand its business in Pakistan.
- The partnership aims to transform Pakistan’s agriculture sector, empower farmers, and enhance food security.
- The MOU outlines various initiatives, including implementing Tingo’s technology in agriculture and promoting sustainable farming practices.
- The agreement also includes plans for Special Agricultural Processing Zones (SAPZ) to facilitate efficient produce flow.
- The partnership will lead to a binding definitive agreement in the coming weeks.
Tingo Group, Inc., a rapidly growing fintech, agri-fintech, food, and commodity trading company, has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB). The MOU aims to launch and expand Tingo’s business and services in Pakistan, focusing on transforming the country’s agriculture sector.
Objectives of the MOU
The MOU, signed in Peshawar, outlines KPITB’s commitment to assist Tingo in various initiatives across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and throughout Pakistan. These initiatives include:
- Implementing Tingo’s technology applications to increase crop yields and minimize post-harvest losses.
- Utilizing Tingo’s platforms to improve farmers’ access to agricultural finance, knowledge, and resources.
- Promoting sustainable farming practices and collaborating with educational institutions to strengthen the agricultural ecosystem.
- Introducing Tingo’s online agri-marketplace platform to enable direct sales from farmers to end customers.
- Facilitating the construction of food processing facilities and designating Special Agricultural Processing Zones (SAPZ).
Dozy Mmobuosi, Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer of Tingo Group, emphasized the strategic importance of this partnership. He stated that the MOU allows Tingo to roll out its existing ecosystem in Pakistan, including fintech, agri-fintech, and marketplace platforms like Nwassa and TingoPay. The partnership addresses challenges such as low productivity levels and high post-harvest losses in Pakistan’s agriculture sector.
The non-binding MOU is a framework for a binding definitive agreement expected to be developed in the coming weeks. The partnership marks Tingo’s entry into the Asian market and signifies its focus on markets that align with its mission to tackle global food security issues.
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