A $30 million ranch and an integrated model farm is to be established in the Volta Region of Ghana, North Tongu District.
Undertaken by Yasra Ranch, a local cattle grower and partners from South Africa, the project will be the largest of its kind in Africa and is expected become a hub for the production of meat and other dairy products such as cheese, butter ice cream and yoghurt.
It is to be undertaken by Yasra Ranch, a local cattle production company and some international partners from South Africa.
According to its developers, it will comprise meat and crop farms, processing units, a distribution network and training models to build the capacity of local farmers.
About 100,000 acres of land that has already been allocated for the project is currently being prepared for construction work to start.
Chief Executive Officer of Yasra Ranch, Razak Mohammed disclosed that feasibility studies had also begun and would be completed this year to pave way for the first phase to start the next year.
According to him, part of the project involves ecotourism to help open-up the district to international community.
He said the project was in line with the government’s ‘Rearing for Food and Jobs’ policy that is focused on supporting local farmers to boost livestock production.