Triggered in 2015 by Nigeria’s economic woes due to declining oil revenues, Mevis Aiyeju, a TV producer, looked to farming to help bolster the economy. She and a growing number of modern farmers are exploring soil-less farming.
Jehiel Oliver was an investment banker before founding Hello Tractor. He brought on Van Jones as a co-founder months later. Both are citizens of the United States, but are also very passionate about farming in Nigeria and Africa.