Dear community,

Today we are happy to announce that we have acquired a land outside Mogadishu to build an organic farm for chickens.

We will host couple thousand laying hens at the farm. 

  • The farm will be ready by this autumn (August/September).
  • The goal is to create jobs and give the community more animals to invest in.
  • The chicken will be taken care of by a new team we are employing.
  • It will be organic farm where the animals will be free to move and live.
  • They will be raised mostly for egg production.
  • The number of hens we are selling at this time is limited.

Here is how the chicken model works. 

  • The price of a hen will be $ 19.
  • Every 3 months you will get one new chicken for every chicken you bought from us.
  • After 12 months you will be able to sell all your chickens for the local market price.
  • When you decide to sell any of your animals, our local team will sell the animals at the earliest convenience.

Here is an example

  • Say you bought 100 hens for the price of $ 19 including purchase price and eventual costs.
  • After 12 months you will have a total of 500 chickens.
  • If you then sell them for $ 5 each. You will get $ 2500.
  • Making you a profit of $ 360 after our commission.
  • Which is 19% return on investment.
  • You can try the simulation tool to get more examples.

Important update about Goats and Sheep

  • We are also updating the current model for the goats and sheep and how we track them.
  • As the number of animals we have in our possession grows it is become unsustainable to monitor the status and pregnancy of individual animals.
  • Today we are tracking and reporting the pregnancy of individual goats and sheep.
  • The most frequent question we get from our users is “When is my goat/sheep getting pregnant?” which is difficult to answer.
  • To simplify our operation and give the users peace of mind, we are going to apply the same model like the chickens to the goats and sheep. And track animals at a herd/farmer level.
  • For every female goat or sheep you bought from Ari.farm you will get +1 guaranteed kid or lamb every 12 months for 36 months. This applies to current and future animals. You will not get +1 for the kids/lambs.
  • At any time between 12-36 months you can decide to sell any of your animals for the current local market price. After the end of 36 months, we will sell the animals and associated kids and deposit the funds to your account.
  • When you decide to sell any of your animals, our local team will sell the animals at the earliest convenience.
  • You can also delegate the decision to sell your animals to our local team. They will decide the best time to sell based on market conditions.
  • If you wish to keep your animals longer than 36 months, you will have to pay for their costs.
  • All your animals will still have profile in the app and you will be able to share, sell and gift them as you will do today.
  • In the profile of your animals you will see a countdown that shows when your next animal will be registered in the app.

As of today, it is possible to pre-buy chickens. Orders for goats and sheep will be re-opened as soon as we have optimized our operation.

Update about camels

  • We have found the first partner farmer for the camels but we have decided to wait until we have a reliable food supply for the animals.
  • More on that coming soon.

As a result of the above changes, we have updated our terms of service.

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