Ghana: Agric Firm signs four agreements with international processors

An agricultural company in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana, Kofi Vinyo and Company Limited (KVCL) has signed an agreement to export and supply four international food processing companies with farm produce in commercial quantities.

The firm has signed the agreement with the companies – Deon food ingredients and Stel and Van Koot in the Netherlands, Swastik enterprise in India as well as Agribio in Italy.

Products to be exported include thousands of tons of tiger nuts, maize, ginger, chilli pepper, raw cashew nuts and other vegetables annually.

Mr Kofi Vinyo, the Managing Director of KVCL said the contracts operate for 5 years in a-five-day international agric fair held at Nuremberg, a city in Germany.

The Biofach Organic fair was organised by the German government and attended by business entrepreneurs mostly into food processing drawn from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa.

Mr Vinyo, a 33 year old physically challenged who was adjudged the 2016 national maize farmer explained that his company had obtained acres of land at Kwatire and would engage 150 farmer groups to cultivate the crops.

He said some of his foriegn partners had agreed to supply him with improved seedlings to be planted so that the company would be able to provide or meet their demands adding that irrigation facilities were also being constructed in the farms for regular water supply.

He indicated that the agric sector held numerous opportunities for the country and underlined the need for the government to support and expose farmers to international markets.

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