About Us

Who We Are

El-Kanis is a digital, technical, and business solution provider for food and agricultural sector.


To accelerate regional agricultural transformation for food security leveraging technology and innovation


To develop accessible and affordable digital platforms for food value chain that will secure the future of food systems and enhance profitable and sustainable agricultural practices.

Core Values

Customer Intimacy

Process Efficiency








How It All Began

El-kanis was incorporated in Nigeria on 16th March 2012, with an established 10,000 capacity poultry farm. The idea of providing innovative based services to agribusinesses came to the founder, Ekanikpong Ben after observing how co-farmers were facing challenges ranging from non-availability of finance, climatic vagaries, soil degradation, pest infestation and diseases, operational inefficiencies and poor market access. He met his friend, a tech developer and co-founder Philip Nwokoma, on how to design affordable solutions that can prevent farmers from losses and avert the agrarian crisis. Philip left his high rising career at Adipster Tech Ltd, a technology development company in Hong Kong to help set up El-kanis and Partners Technology Solutions that will address several pain points of farmers and build a sustainable future for food security system across the country and region.


BSc. University of Lincoln, MSc. University of Portsmouth, (9 year Serial Entrepreneur and Food Systems Solution Innovator).

CEOEkanikpong Ben

MSc. Enugu State University of Science and Tech., Ph.D. in view) (30 years in field of Agricultural Development)

Executive DirectorMoses Akpan

BSc. University of Uyo, MSc and Ph.D. MOUAU, (7 years as Crop Physiologist and reseacher)

CFO, RDFidel Akpaninyang

A graduate of Political Science with over 10 years experience as social entrepreneur. The founder of Etekamba Ltd, a leading name in clothing industry.

COOVictor Felix

B.Tech FUTO, Venture Management Certificate, LBS (5 years in agribusiness industry and founder, Josult Oil)

Innovation/StrategyJoshua Idiong

Ofonime Offong attended University of Calabar with specialty in Marine Science. He has over 6 years working experience in government and banking sector.

Customer Experience ManagerOfonime Offong

Michael Joshua is a computer scientist graduate from University of Uyo with quality background in human management.

Intern Engagement ManagerMichael Joshua
A graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from the university of Uyo. A drone expert, digital tech enthusiast, a compere & a natural leader.
Digital Systems LeadJones Bassey
Bsc, Geomatics from University of Uyo. He has a growing proficiency in various application areas of geospatial technology, Information System, Remote Sensing and Hydrography.
Field Operations managerJames Mbat

B.Eng, Civil Engineering
Advanced Diploma, Computer Maintenance & Networking (15 years of ICT)

UI/UX Lead
Web Developer
Brown Ekebo


Dr. Chris Ndehedehe
AdvisorDr. Chris Ndehedehe
Jan Van Iperen
AdvisorJan Van Iperen
Gareth Wilcox
AdvisorGareth Wilcox
Dr. Richard Ajah
AdvisorDr. Richard Ajah