Larger sales volumes and better job prospects at Fruittiland

We had an interview with Steven Ago Annan, assistant logistics, who joined Fruittiland in 2010. The company’s core business is buying citrus fruits and processing them into juice concentrate for European markets. Fruittiland was established in 2009 by four Ghanaian entrepreneurs. Steven Ago Annan is…

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Running your own fruit juice company: How dreams become reality

Fruittiland is running a fruit juice processing facility in Ghana with a processing capacity of 1,000 tons of fresh citrus a day. With the 2SCALE event only one week away, we talked with Fruittiland’s general manager Fatawu Ibrahim Gombilla (38) to learn more about his company and the…

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“We are always thinking of ways for farmers to increase their income”

East West Seed International (EWIT) produces high-yielding, disease-resistant vegetable varieties adapted to African smallholder farming conditions. EWIT joined 2SCALE in 2013 and currently rolls out varieties in Benin, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria, with help of 2SCALE. We asked Jan Arie Nugteren, EWIT advisor for West Africa, how the…

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Nothing beats Mushroom

Despite its great potential to generate income and to improve nutrition for 25 million of Ghanaian people, the mushroom industry in Ghana is characterized by low productivity, inefficient supply chains and, above all, difficult access to finance. Through the Ghana Mushroom partnership, IFDC is promoting…

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Citrus: an additional premium of $200

The citrus partnership driven by Fruittiland aims to source 104,000 tons of citrus per annum from 4,000 smallholders (2,400 men and 1,600 women) by 2017. The farmers involved were trained in post-harvest handling, plantation maintenance and farming as a business, resulting in a significant turnaround…

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Rhizobium Boosts Soybean Yields

Yields of legume crops can be substantially increased by ‘inoculating’ plants with Rhizobium bacteria – cheap, effective and environmentally friendly. Rhizobium encourages the growth of specialized root nodules that enable the plant to fix nitrogen, in effect making its own fertilizer. In 2013, 2SCALE and…

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Twin heads are better than one

Twin sisters Jenniveh and Janet Lugonia are groundnut traders. They are members of the 2SCALE groundnut cluster in Chiana, in Ghana’s Upper East region. They’re also good examples of how project linkages can change lives. The twins have worked together for 12 years. The initial…

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What Food, at what Price?

Insights from a study of base-of-the-pyramid (BoP) households in Ghana and Kenya are helping to design strategies to deliver low-cost, high-quality food products to the poorest consumers. The study was led by 2SCALE partner BoPInc. Researchers interviewed more than 1,500 people in the two countries…

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