The agenda of empowering farmers to participate in commercial farming so as to realize the goal of making Ghana the food basket of West Africa and the world at large is often met with one big challenge… ‘Ready market for the farmers’
The Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAPIP) is an intervention of the Government of Ghana and The African Development Bank (AfDB) to transform Ghana’s agriculture into a competitive and inclusive agribusiness sector that creates wealth and improves livelihoods in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.
Early this year, twelve (12) farmers were selected to participate in the pilot program of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation – Savannah (TAAT-S) with a land size of about 1,341 ha to cultivate maize and soybean.
All twelve (12) farms after a period of dedication and adhering to the right agronomy practices are expecting high yields by close of November this year, to prevent post-harvest loses and also ensure a ready market for farmers under the TAAT-S program, SAPIP arranged series of meetings with market platforms that will absorb their produces soon after harvest, One of the market platforms brought on board is the Ghana Commodity Exchange.
Speaking in one of the meetings involving the farmers and other stakeholders, The Chief Operations Officer of Ghana Commodity Exchange Mr. Robert Dowuona Owoo assured farmers of ready market and warehousing for their large produces.
The institutions also visited the farms to witness the high yields expected and possibly get their money’s ready for a good buy of maize and Soybean this year.