Modernizing Cashew growing and Processing for Export
At best 100 trees per hectare is achieved using current techniques. Our strategy uses less land area per tree, so that we are able to achieve more than 500 trees per hectare. The yield per tree from our strategy is similar to current techniques. However, we are able to put more trees per hectare.
At best 100 trees per hectare is achieved using current techniques. Our strategy uses less land area per tree, so that we are able to achieve more than 500 trees per hectare. The yield per tree from our strategy is similar to current techniques. However, we are able to put more trees per hectare.SEE LESS
Stage 3: Proof of Concept
We are at the stage where we need to implement high density cashew growing with drip irrigation support on 500 hectare acquired. We are also accepting outgrower farmers to be supported to grow cashew and sell back to us for processing and export
Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Trade
Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and TradeSEE LESS
§Africa grows more than half of world
Cashew output with West Africa dominating through small holder farms that are not profitable and cannot attract funding
§Last year Ghana exported over $900
million worth of raw Cashew nuts
§All of Africa process about 8% of total
§Kete-Krachi Farms is set up to produce
Cashew using modern techniques and Process for Export
§High Density Cashew Growing
§Soybean inter-cropping to optimize the
use of land and improve cashflow
§600 Bee colonies for Pollination
§Cashew Nut Processing for export
§2000 Out-grower farmers supported and
buying back their yield for Processing and export
§ORGANIC, FSC, ISO Certifications
2000 small holder farmers will benefit from an out-grower scheme to supplement their income by growing cashew and selling to Kete-Krachi Farms for Processing and export. We estimate that this business will impact over 500,000 people directly and indirectly through providing added services like catering, cleaning and transport services.
Mission and Vision
Developing innovative agricultural
recipes through continuous learning and application of modern techniques
§Kete Krachi Farms Ltd is in competition
with other cashew farming and processing firms. However, a combination of
factors gives us a competitive advantage in the cashew growing industry.
more Cashew per hectare than the competition using modern high density growing
is made possible by drip irrigation
§Further increases in output by using Bees
§Cashflow in year 1 growing Soybean as
Planned Goals and Milestones
Our next set of activities include land preparation and installing drip irrigation to support 128000 tress and Soybean. We also will be developing and distributing 1,000,000 trees to 2000 farmers to grow cashew to supplement their household income.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||500,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Burkina Faso|
|Recruit||3 Management, 1 Supervisor, yet to do proper recruitment|
|New Feature||High yielding Cashew variety with improved agronomic techniques and precision agriculture principles and techniques|
The Team Behind the Innovation
Theodore Ocansey - CEO (Male)
More than 20 years of Managerial experience in Ghana, United Kingdom and the Republic of South Sudan.
Barbara Ocansey CFO, Co-Founder (Female)
Barbara brings more than 20 years of experience in Accounting and Finance in Manufacturing, Pension Funds, IT Services
Ruthy Amakie Strauss-Ashiaby – Company Secretary (Female)
She brings a tremendous experience in all facets of law with particular specialization in Corporate Governance law, Insurance law and banking law.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN